About Girl Scout Leader

In October 2008, I signed up to be my younger daughter’s Girl Scout leader because no one else wanted to be in charge.  With two degrees in education and over 20 years of teaching experience, I was up for the job.

Two months would pass before I held my first meeting, primarily because no one told me that I was cleared to meet!

I purchased the Daisy Girl Scout leader guide and to be honest, it did not help me much.  I searched the internet for how to run a troop meeting, and the information I found was minimal at best.

While I was able to figure it out on my own, others leaders had a tough time.  I know, as I heard other new Daisy leaders talk at my monthly leader meetings.  Everyone seemed to be lost!

That is why I decided to start this blog.  Leaders, especially new Daisy leaders, needed a place to find the information they were seeking.

It is my hope that I am able to help you!

4 thoughts on “About Girl Scout Leader”

  1. It is great to meet you! I will list your blog on my Girl Scout Betsy site. I am wanting to learn more about Girl Scouting and the Journey Program this year. Thanks for this helpful site. I can’t wait to explore here more. You are doing a good deed. 🙂

  2. I’m a brand new leader of a multi-level troop (3 Brownies and 1 Junior). We are doing Quest & Agent of Change…HELP! I have no idea how to start. We’ve had one meeting, used as a get-to-know-you and a craft for the girl scout leader.

    1. First of all, thank you for reaching out to me! I would drop the Journeys and work on badges. Journeys are too hard as a newbie and badgework is easy as there is overlap with the levels and each meeting can be done with an easy lesson plan. Both Juniors and Brownies do First Aid and Girl Scout Way badges, so you can start with those. There is overlap with the Brownie Dancer Badge and Junior Staying Fit badge. Be flexible and so the spirit of the badges to make it easy for you. February is World Thinking Day, so there is another meeting. March is Girl Scout Week. Do not be afraid to use the old programs as well. You can buy old badges on Facebook in Girl Scout groups (I have a blog post on this).

      Also check out my other two level specific websites…http://earn-brownie-try-its.blogspot.com/ and http://earn-junior-girl-scout-badges.blogspot.com/

      Good luck and I am here to help!

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