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Take 5! Girl Scout Volunteer Conversations from GSEMA

Take 5! Girl Scout Volunteer Conversations from GSEMA

By Lori Beverage
Take 5 is a video and audio podcast series about all things Girl Scouts! Join your host, Lori, for a visit with GSEMA staff and volunteers at her virtual kitchen table to learn about Girl Scouts programs, history, traditions, and current hot topics. Begun during the COVID-19 pandemic, this growing library speaks as a testament to Girl Scout resilience and community building. If Girl Scouting is part of your life, this podcast is for you.
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T5 S2-E45 Aviva and Cornelia
Lifetime Girl Scout and recent Gann High School graduate Aviva Stein visits with Lori to talk about a woman who has truly inspired her. Listen in to learn a bit about Cornelia Warren and how she's connected to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts in the present day. Aviva's project on Cornelia is facinating, educational, and is available for leaders to use to engage the girls in their troops in the history of our council and Camp Cedar Hill. After you hear about Cornelia, there's no doubt that you'll want to check out Aviva's website, corneliawarren.wordpress.com to learn more. 
23:03
July 29, 2021
T5 (S2-E44) An Evening with Camp Runels CIT1s
Probably one of Lori's favorite episodes yet, she visits with the CIT1 Campers at Camp Runels in Pelham, NH. These young people are passionate, engaging and fun and truly will give you all the "camp feels" while showing you that post COVID, this summer the Camp-Magic is flourishing. If you've ever been to camp or been a camp counselor, you'll love sinking back into the best of camp with this episode. Enjoy!
36:12
July 22, 2021
T5 (S2-E43) Girl Scout Governance
Ever wonder about how the organization of Girl Scouts works and who does it? Regional and National GSEMA Delegate, Judy Wilchynski visits with Lori for a discussion about Girl Scout Governance, who takes part, what they do and how to go about getting involved if this interests you. You don't have to be an expert on Robert's Rules to have a positive impact on our Girl Scout Council and even the Girl Scout national organization.
32:08
July 14, 2021
T5 (S2-E42) GSEMA Summer Camp 2021
Listen in for a visit with Sarah Kelly, GSEMA Associate Director of Camp and Outdoor Adventure, to hear all about what  GSEMA summer camps will look like in 2021...as everyone arrives back at our properties for a magical summer camp experience...post COVID. If you love camp, this one's for you!
16:09
July 1, 2021
Take 5 (S2-E41) Community Engagement and Cultural Advocacy 2021
Ashley Eadie and Pi Fong join Take 5 to talk about what GSEMA is doing in the council's footprint to impact communities and girls who might find barriers to joining the organization and what leaders and others can do to keep learning and making the Girl Scout Leadership Experience available to all girls. 
25:01
June 24, 2021
T5 (S2-E40) Ways to Engage with the Future
Stephanie Vernot joins Take 5 to talk about ways that Girl Scout Alum and, really, anyone, can come alongside GSEMA and help support Girl Scouts   in a variety of ways. You matter and it's people like you who make girls Girl Scout Strong! Listen in to discover how you can engage with the future!
19:39
June 17, 2021
Take 5 (S2-E39) Allyship
In this episode (which Lori mistakenly calls episode 38), Lori is joined by Maria Paniagua, Diversity and Inclusion Leader of the East Region for Ernst & Young, for a conversation about Allyship. This is an important topic and very timely in our world and particularly important for Girl Scouts of all program levels and all of us as leaders. 
22:40
June 10, 2021
T5 (S2-E38) The Girl Scout Tree Promise Program (May 2021)
This is a  unique podcast recorded live, outside in Lori's backyard with Kim Lambert. Kim shares great information about the Girl Scout Tree Promise Program and how girls, troops, or Service Units can impact our world, one tree at a time. 
08:43
June 3, 2021
T5 (S2-E37) Spring Troop Activities
Lori is joined by Marblehead Troop Leader Calista Maharaj for a chat about spring troop activities during COVID-19. 
16:18
May 13, 2021
T5 (S2-E36) Financial Literacy with Susan Carabbio of People's United Bank
April is Financial Literacy Month! In this episode Lori visits with Susan Carabbio of People's United Bank to discuss things that girls can do at every program level to learn about and practice good financial skills that will set them up for great habits for their lifetime.
26:13
April 29, 2021
T5 (S2-E35) National Volunteer Month-Meet GSEMA Board Chair and President, Tricia Tilford
April is National Volunteer Month! In this inspiring visit you'll  meet  GSEMA volunteer, Tricia Tilford,  and hear about her 41 years as a Girl Scout and exactly how a Brownie from Pheonix, Arizona became the GSEMA's Board Chair and President. Her membership journey and time as a volunteer has really taken her places! Listen in to find out more. 
45:58
April 15, 2021
Take 5 (Episode 34) Leaders...We've Got This...Together
Danielle and Michelle, Troop Leaders and GSEMA staff, join Lori to share perspectives on this last Troop Year and look forward to the next. This is an important session that helps us all see this last unique year in light of what it's been like as a Leader, how the girls have seen it, and to anticipate what this coming Troop Year can hold.
40:27
April 1, 2021
Take 5 (Episode 33) Thinking About Volunteer Recognition
Saying "Thank you" and recognizing volunteer service is important to our organization and GSEMA. As we enter into National Volunteer Month,   Lori visits with Jessi Robinson and Anne Gaughen, members of the GSEMA Volunteer Recognition Committee,  to talk about appreciating and recognizing volunteers through National, Council-level, and local awards. 
28:11
March 18, 2021
Take 5 (Episode 32) SPECIAL EPISODE: Celebrating Girl Scout Week
Don't miss this special episode to celebrate Girl Scout Week! Special guests, special news, and great conversation! Caitríona Taylor, GSEMA CEO, and Pranali Ashara, GSEMA Girl Board Member, join Lori to talk about the fun things happening during Girl Scout Week 2021 and are joined by a special guest and hear some special news. Don't miss this one!
18:15
March 8, 2021
Take 5 (Episode 31) GSEMA Board Member Selena Joe of Deloitte and the 2021 Virtual STEM Conference
In this episode GSEMA Board Member Selena Joe joins Lori to share some information about the 2021 Virtual STEM Conference and the topics that Deloitte is making available to attendees. 
12:52
March 4, 2021
Take 5 (Episode 30) GSEMA and World Thinking Day
Jennifer Collier from GSEMA's Program Team joins Lori to talk about World Thinking Day and the great program  GSEMA will be running to celebrate this year's program centered around Peacebuilding.
12:24
February 18, 2021
Take 5 (Episode 29) Where Does the Cookie Dough Go?
Join Lori for a visit with Erin Sullivan, Director of GSEMA Product Program, for a talk about where the $5. cost of a box of Girl Scout Cookies goes, how girls are selling cookies this year, and how you can help with the Cookie Sale. 
19:40
February 4, 2021
Take 5 (Episode 28) Meet GSEMA Board Member Lynn Cutter
Join Lori for a "Getting to Know You" visit with GSEMA Board Member Lynn Cutter to hear about her history with Girl Scouting and an informative description of what a GSEMA Board Member does.  
45:47
January 21, 2021
Take 5 (Episode 27) A GSEMA Shop Visit about Badges and Fun Patches
Lori is joined by Nicky Preble for a quick sharing time about some neat badges of some cool fun patches!
14:54
January 21, 2021
Take 5 (Episode 26) GSEMA Shop Top 5 for December 2020
Join Lori for a visit with GSEMA Shop Retail Operations Manager Nicky Preble for a look at her top 5 fun shop items for December 2020. She'll be back in January for a look at her top 5 favorite Fun Patches and Badges!
17:51
December 8, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 25) 2020 Volunteer Conference Closing Panel
This take 5 is a special recording of the 2020 Volunteer Conference Closing Panel.
01:12:48
November 12, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 24) Girl Scouts and Our Musical Tradition with Kaye Glass
Lori is joined by special guest, Kaye Glass, for a great chat about the Girl Scout musical tradition, how to hand it down to your troop even if you don't sing, and hear one of Kaye's favorite songs.
27:39
November 12, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 23) Updates on High Awards
If you are interested in the Girl Scout High Awards, this episode is for you. Kerrie Constant, Sr. Director of Program, joins Lori to share some important information about the High Awards and the Gold Award in particular. 
28:07
September 23, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 22) Outdoor Program 2020
In this episode Lori is joined by Sarah Kelly, Associate Director of Camps and Outdoor Program, to hear about what's happening for outdoor program during the fall of 2020.  22minutes
19:57
September 16, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 21) Girl Scouts @ Home The Fall 2020 Edition
Join Lori as she chats with Betsy Calkins to learn what great programming will be available through Girl Scouts @ Home for GSEMA girls this fall.  21 minutes
21:22
September 15, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 20) Camp Runels 90th Anniversary Edition
In this special, unedited Take 5 episode Lori gets to visit with Fluke and Crunch, Camp Runels Directors, for a journey through Camp Runels history from long and not-quite-so-long-ago! If you love Runels or even just love Girl Scout camp, you'll love hearing stories about traditions and history that are Camp Runels through and through.
01:16:42
August 17, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 18) Giving Girls Vision and Meeting Virtually When You Can't Meet in Person
Join Lori as she has a great conversation with Sarah Leshay about how Girl Scouts opens the door to possibilities for girls and also about the benefits of meeting virtually, even when you can't meet in person. 
22:13
July 23, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 19) Multilevel Troops
Sarah Leshay joins Lori for a chat about the benefits of the multilevel Girl Scout troop and some strategies for making this model of troop a possibility. 
25:44
July 23, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 17) Lift Your Voice
In this episode Melissa Velazquez and Pi Fong join Lori to share the details  about the the Lift Your Voice Series and how GSEMA is impacting racial equality through these special sessions with girls and adults. 
26:46
July 13, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 16) Make New Friends: The Series
No, not the song! Join Lori  as she visits with Christine Candler and Jennifer Oliver to learn about the Make New Friends Series, a special Kindergarten preparatory program for all girls entering K this fall. 
16:00
July 7, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 15) Girl Scouts @Home: The Summer Edition
Listen in as Lori visits with Betsy Calkins, Director of Girl Program, to find out more about the Summer 2020 offerings for girls through Girl Scouts @Home. 
19:34
July 7, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 14) Those Pins on Your Tab
Lori visits with Nancy Marshall, docent at the Girl Scout Museum at Cedar Hill, to learn about the pins that Girl Scouts of all ages wear on their uniform tab. Join in to learn a little something new!
29:21
June 10, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 13) 5 Traditional Girl Scout Songs
Julie and Tom Hall, Girl Scout Leader and Girl Scout Dad join Lori to share 5 Traditional Girl Scout Songs. 
24:03
May 11, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 12) Virtual Bridging Ceremonies
Kim Lambert joins Lori for a brainstorming discussion around the topic of Virtual Bridging Ceremonies. 
13:60
May 7, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 11) Being Girl-Led
Jennifer Oliver joins Lori for a discussion about what being Girl-Led means, how hard it can be for troop leaders, and the real benefit of a girl-led organization for girls of all ages.
22:01
May 4, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 10) Early Bird 2020
Lori is joined by Caitríona Taylor, GSEMA CEO, to discuss the 2020 Spring Renewal Program. 
14:47
May 4, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 9) Outdoor Art During a (Mostly) Indoor Time
Evalyn O'Rourke joins Lori for a conversation about doing the Outdoor Art Maker and Outdoor Art Creator badges. 
12:56
April 24, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 8) 5 Things to Do Outside
Joanna Lenehan joins Lori to share 5 fun activities that you can do outside with girls or share virtually with your troop to do at home. 
08:22
April 23, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 7) High Awards During COVID-19
Liz Deck, Director of Girl Leadership and High Awards, joins Lori to share modifications and adjustments that are in place so that girls working on their High Awards can still achieve their goals and plans.
16:21
April 23, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 6) Getting the Wiggles Out
Join Lori as she visits with Danielle Dulchinos in a chat about getting the girls in your house or troop active while doing Girl Scouts at home!
17:53
April 21, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 5) Online Meetings with Seniors and Ambassadors
Listen in to Lori as she visits with Heather DeProfio for a chat about Senior and Ambassador meetings online. 
13:14
April 15, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 4) Leading Virtual Junior and Cadette Meetings
Join Lori as she visits with Heather DeProfio and they discuss the ins and outs of virtual Junior and Cadette meetings.
12:58
April 13, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 3) Bridging
Listen in to this episode with Kim Lambert for a discussion about Bridging, what it is, when it happens, and how it can even happen in the virtual environment.
19:00
April 13, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 2) Zoom and Online Safety
My guest today is Amy Vannederpelt and we're discussing online safety, zoom, and online fun. 
16:21
April 10, 2020
Take 5 (Episode 1) Virtual Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Meetings
Welcome to our first Take Five Episode! Your host, Lori, is joined by Girl Scout Leader and Virtual Girl Scout Meet-Up Leader Heather DeProfio who shares great tips on running a virtual meeting with our youngest Girl Scouts.
08:37
April 1, 2020