My name is Jen, aka Strawjenberry. I was a 5-year Girl Scout Leader in California from 2009-2014. I started my troop as Kindergarten Daisies and took them through the 1st year of Juniors. I was a member of Representative Assembly for Service Unit 119 to Girl Scouts Heart of Central California from September 2013–February 2014. In 2014 I was elected by Girl Scouts Heart of Central California to be a National Council Delegate. In this position I advocated and voted among adult delegates, board members and active Girl Scouts on the future direction of the national organization. I served my term from February 2014–February 2017. In October of 2014, I attended the Girl Scout National Convention in Utah.

Back in 2013, as I began to gather resources to prepare for Juniors, I realized how much information is scattered all over the web: council sites, Pinterest, blogs, leader books and trainings, etc. It can be frustrating! I loved creating organizing methods to manage my troop that are colorful, {cute!}, timely and useful. Now I enjoy creating them for others especially after discovering how little basic information is out there to navigate through the tougher elements of being a leader–especially a new leader. Hopefully this blog will help all leaders, new and old.