Silver & Gold Podcast
A place for Girl Scout adults to connect, grab great ideas, share cool stuff, and feel like you're never alone, because you've always got friends - new or old - silver and gold.
Every episode includes lots of encouragement, ideas you can use (and the resources to back them up - here, on the website), and often special guests who have "been there, done that" to share their experiences.
Join the conversation - in your car, while you're washing the dishes, out for a walk, or wherever life takes you.
Hey there! I'm Stacie - your Hostess with the Mostest at the Silver & Gold podcast. I'm super duper passionate about making sure Girl Scout volunteers and staff have the resources they need to create the most impactful experience for girls. When you're prepared and have great resources, you're confident. And when you're confident, girls see you as the ultimate role model (plus you're not feeling frantic all the time). So, I've got your back. I'm here to help.
What I bring to the table: A degree in Youth Programming & Camp Management, partial MBA in Leadership, 10 years experience as a professional Girl Scout at 5 different councils, plus experience as a Troop Leader, Camp Counselor, Delegate, Board Member, and Trainer.
Stacie interviews Melissa Pepe, who shares her top tips for a successful Gold Award project.
World Thinking Day is a special Girl Scout day, which takes place on February 22 each year. I wanted to share with you 5 things you may or may not know about World Thinking Day, so you can start planning ahead for 2019.
Stacie interviews Jen Roman, Fire Captain at City of Madison, WI Fire Department and teaches EMS and Fire classes at Madison College. She's also the founder of Camp Hero, inspiring girls and women to pursue careers in the protective services.
We're counting down to G.I.R.L. 2017 this week in Columbus, Ohio! My husband, Cory, and I are sharing our top sessions picks and a couple local attractions to check out, how to navigate the convention app, where/how to find us, and so much more. We'll see you there!
Learn about the tradition of the campfire ashes ceremony and get access to a downloadable ceremony script. Plus lots of announcements and catching up: hurricane relief, G.I.R.L. 2017, and Adventure Camp Overnight.
The eclipse is coming! Monday, August 21. Are you ready? Get last-minute resources with Silver & Gold. Plus, a big announcement today from GSUSA about new Space Science badges.
Meet my new friend, Elizabeth, a superstar multi-level troop leader in Colorado! She's my co-host on this episode, where she's dropping knowledge-bombs on her 6 Top Tips for planning multi-level events, troop meetings, and camps.
This one is from the archives, all the way back from the summer of 2016! This video gives you a brief overview of the Art in the Outdoors badges, which were new releases at the time, as the Girls' Choice badges for 2016.
This 7-minute mini-training includes 5 tips for keeping Journeys fun and engaging for our littlest girls (Daisies & Brownies). These are some of my BEST tips and tricks for leaders!
Wow, folks! This has been a CRAZY week of wrapping our minds around the new Journey and badge content released by GSUSA in the Volunteer Toolkit and the online store. There is so much to cover, and I barely know where to begin. In this week's episode, we'll start out with some answers to frequently asked questions. I'll give you a rundown of the new Journeys and badges (which you can follow along with in the Resource Packet), talk a bit about GoldieBlox kits, I'll apologize to Cadettes/Seniors/Ambassadors, and we'll wrap up with this week's Item of the Week.
Special guest, Cory Harrison, joins me in this week's episode to talk about Adventure Camp Overnight! Juniors and Cadettes are officially invited to come visit us in May 2018 at YMCA Camp Greenville. We're jam-packing ziplining, rock climbing, bouldering, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, waterfalls, riflery, low and high ropes courses, and LOTS of fun and friends into on super-powered weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The troop crest is chosen by a Girl Scout troop. The crests are worn by Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Check out the symbolism behind each troop crest image, and the best ways to vote with your girls.
The goal of a night hike is to build courage, help girls feel safe in natural surroundings, and share information about nocturnal animals, the senses they use at night, and how we can better develop our own senses and awareness of the dark. Use these practical tips + 5 awesome night hike activities to get the fun started!