Hey everyone! My name is Emma, and I’m a Girl Scout leader in Texas. I was a Girl Scout starting from Brownies and when I started to get disinterested as a Senior my mom (she was my leader!!) opened our troop up to Daisies and put me in charge. So while I’ve technically been “leading” for nearly four years now, this is my first year as an actual adult leader. Between me and my mom, our troop has girls in every level that are actively going on trips and earning badges and awards!
I lead the Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors and she leads the Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. We also have an awesome co-leader who coordinates travel plans and financial matters and handles most of our communication with parents. Due to family issues going on right now, I’m planning most of the meetings for both the older and younger girls even though my mom leads the big kids at meetings (I also have a lot more free time at college than she does at her job). So I’ve been spending ages combing the Internet to find creative ideas and new ways to earn badges and keep my girls interested – whether we’re doing badgework or the dreaded Journeys. I thought that by starting this blog and putting all of my ideas in one place for other leaders to use I could help give back to the online Girl Scout community that helps me out so much!