Friday, May 2, 2014

How many Leaders do you work with?

I received a delightful email this week from a Girl Scout Volunteer in Louisiana (you know you who are... you owe me coffee. Ha!). I have to say, I smile each time I receive emails from fellow Girl Scout sisters about this blog.

My troop was working on the Inside Government badge Tuesday night and I wanted to expand their minds on what government really means and can be (this has a point, I promise). We, of course, discussed federal level, state level, and city level. But, I had them interview my Assistant Leader who was elected President of her Sorority and I had them interview me from the viewpoint of being appointed to the Service Team and as a Delegate for Council and National level. The term "appointment" was loose by definition, but I wanted them to think about the difference. One of the questions I was asked was "How many Leaders have you worked with?" To clarify, I asked "In the troop or in Girl Scouting in general?" "All of Girl Scouts" she says. HA! She had no idea what she just asked me to tally up. So, I replied by saying that I work with Leaders for our Troop, the Service Team, all the Leaders in the Service Unit as part of the position of Volunteer Support Coordinator, as well as Council level because I will talk to anyone about the amazing things we have going on. I then added that I also have this blog and hope that I have helped numerous Leaders throughout the US and world.

I do receive emails from various places and I truly enjoy hearing that I have been of use to someone. I ended by saying "It's all about the warm fuzzies". The girls really had no idea what they had asked, because I really don't discuss my various levels of involvement in Girl Scouts with them. I should, I think. But, I don't. I feel they probably wouldn't understand the amount of work it takes, the dedication (or insanity), and the big picture of why I would do what I do.

So, if you are a Leader or Volunteer out there in the world have come in to contact with this blog or something you saw of mine on Pinterest or Facebook or where ever.... I really hope it helped you out. Please know that if you email me, I will email you back. Girl Scout promise! I don't promise it will be instantly, but sometimes it is. I had a lot of great people help me get started and they continue to help me when I'm stuck or (let's be honest) burnt out and I hope I return the favor from time to time.

1 comment :

  1. I love your blog and have gotten so many great ideas from you. I just made it through my first 5 months as a troop leader and am loving every minute of it. Thanks for sharing.



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