July 29 2016

If I Were CEO of GSUSA!

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gsusa overlordOriginally I saw this question posed in a GS Facebook group and wasn’t planning on writing up anything, but then Sylvia Acevedo, the GSUSA Interim CEO, asked for input via the GSUSA blog.  So here we go!  I wrote this very quickly because I am still trying to catch up from being gone all last week due to our City Slickers camp plus we are finally going on vacation so I’m trying to get a lot done in a small amount of time.  But procrastination calls!

Before getting underway with my list, I would first rename my title from GSUSA CEO to GSUSA Overlord and make a cape with this spelled out on the back.  In sparkly lettering.

Now that I’ve gotten that silliness out of my system, I’ll be serious.  Continue reading

July 27 2016


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It will be a few days until I completely recover from our service unit’s City Slickers camp.  I plan on reviewing it at some point in the near future and sharing the various projects, field trips, and patches/badges we earned.  In the meantime, here’s something that happened right before the camp:

official online storeThe other day I visited the GSUSA OFFICIAL Online Store to purchase a copy of Outdoor Education in Girl Scouting (excellent book BTW – I highly recommend it).  As always, I look around to see if there’s anything else I can add to the cart since shipping can be steep.  Plus you can never have enough Girl Scout items – contrary to what my husband thinks.  Continue reading

July 16 2016

Mind Numbing Boredom

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Whew, I’ve gotten pretty serious here lately.  It took me a while to write the Generation Gap post (including a couple of rewrites), so I’m going to go with something easy.  I haven’t shared a Troop 20 story in a while, so allow me to reminisce before I hit City Slickers (our service unit’s summer camp) next week.

Like I said in a post from last year, kids today have no idea how good they have it.  They have compact entertainment centers right at their fingertips.  We had nothing but our own imaginations.  Warped by mind numbing boredom. Continue reading

July 11 2016

Generation Gaps & Leadership Outcomes

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As I mentioned in my Tradition post, I recently finished reading Tough Cookies by Kathy Cloninger, the CEO of Girl Scouts from 2003 to 2011.  I won’t rehash my first impression or caveats since I already did that in the first blog post about this book.  Also, if you’re curious as to what my background is as a Girl Scout and volunteer, you can read about it here (4th paragraph down) to see where my perspective lies.  With all of that out of the way, I’ll move on to another commentary about what I see affecting us today based on the philosophies shared in Tough CookiesContinue reading