Off and Running!

Off and Running! Between working at an agricultural education center, running my own troop and family of five, I’ve finally managed to get a few resources up on Teachers Pay Teachers.  If you haven’t stumbled upon this wonderful site yet, get over there now!  Teachers Pay Teachers is like the Etsy of the education world.  In addition to lots of freebies (fonts, lesson plans, etc.) there are also resources that will work for Girl Scouts. My troop calendar has been floating around on Pinterest for the last year, but it was my troops and it was in PDF form.  Now […]

Did You Notice?

Did You Notice? I did! Looky these new bridging arcs!  The arcs replace the old stylized bridging rainbows that have been a staple on the Girl Scout uniform for years.  Out with the old and in with the new!  My troop recently bridged from Brownies to Juniors and after I saw these, boy did I want to run out and buy them.  But for now, we are going to stay Old School.  Once the girls bridge to Cadettes, we’ll have the lovely arcs.  Something to look forward to. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the newborn arcs!  I think […]

A Troop Thank You!

My Brownie Troop was very ambitious with cookie sales this year.  So ambitious that halfway through the sales period we {me} began to panic that we’d bitten off more than we could chew (which we did–but that’s another post completely!) I reached out to folks in the community that I had relationships with and my former employer, a flower shop, agreed to do a permanent “booth” sale for us.  This took the form of shelf space displaying boxes of cookies.  As customers came in to buy flowers, they were asked if they were interested in buying Girl Scout cookies.  Many […]

My First Freebie!

My First Freebie! It’s taken more time than I ever imagined getting this blog launched!  But here we are with my first freebie for troop leaders.  A milestone!  Recently I began planning for my Brownies to bridge to Juniors.  While doing this I realized that after four years of being a leader, my parent participation was waning and yet my troop had grown bigger.  And by waning I mean that even though I had parents who were active in PTA, school functions, & the community, I was finding it difficult to even get drivers for field trips.  I couldn’t fill […]

Girl Scout Leader Day & Earth Day!

Girl Scout Leader Day & Earth Day! Today is Girl Scout Leader Day and Earth Day! Two days in one.  What’s not to love?  The very fact that this day exists, makes me feel appreciated and honored.   I wish that for all leaders.  How do you feel today? My service unit honored us at the last Leader’s Meeting with cards and pens!  Any little token means so much.  So, from me to you, Happy Leader Day!  You are appreciated <3

Welcome!

Welcome! Hi, I’m so happy you stopped by!  I’m {flattered} and {humbled} at the same time.  My name is Jen aka Strawberry Jen (straw/Jen/berry) and I am a mom and Girl Scout Leader in California.  I was inspired, no compelled, to write this blog. Why?  Because I was contacted by dozens of leaders, asking for resources on blogging, organizing and creating troop documents. They had stumbled upon my troop calendar on Scribd, or my troop blog (gstroop1949.blogspot.com), or wondered about graphics and fonts I used.  I was happy to help and flattered (there’s that word again) to be asked to share. Then, I began seeing my stuff pinned on Pinterest! {honored!} I love, […]