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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.