Hi, my name is Jodi, and I’m so glad you’re here because that means you are a leader in a organization ready to help girls to become the leaders of tomorrow.
A little about me, I am a mother of 2 beautiful children, wife, & web designer and have a lot of leadership experience. I was a leader of a Girl Scout troop and a girl in scouting for a total of 25 years. Below you can read where my love for the Girl Scout organization got started, which lead to the creation of Leader Connecting Leaders blog and shop.
I would like to also mention I am not connected with, affiliated with, approved by, endorsed by, or otherwise sponsored by The Girl Scouts of the USA or Frontier Girls. This is a blog I created because I have a passion for what leaders are doing to help girls be leaders of tomorrow. These resources are great for any girl group such as Girl Scouts, Girl Guides, Frontier Girls, Heritage Girls and more.
Whether you’re a brand new leader or you have been a leader for years, I hope you’ll find ideas on this website helpful to organize, plan and run your troop on this blog. In 2015 I was blessed with my son and stepped down as a Girl Scout leader, but missed planning and organizing meetings, so shortly thereafter the Leader Connecting Leaders blog was born.
I hope you enjoy everything I have to offer on this blog and share it with other leaders. You may want to follow along on Facebook too! If you want to keep up with me on Instagram I like to share my family adventures, crafts, and activity booklets I have created as well.
Here are some of the resources you’ll find on the blog:
- Badge activities from K – 12th grade that will help your girls learn new skills and discover more about the world around them while earning badges.
- Troop activities that will help you as a leader plan everything from your troops fundraisers, service projects, to the games, crafts, songs and outdoor ideas.
- Parties and Events these ideas will help you plan your troops next theme party, international event, ceremony or holiday event.
- Leader Resources will help you as a leader plan and organize your troop meetings and events with ease.
And amazing planned activity booklets in the shop:
Browse all the badge and activity booklets in the shop.
If you’re brand new you to this site you might want to check out:
- 12+ Amazing Resources to Help You Plan and Organize Your Troop + FREE Kaper Chart Download
- 25 Page Leader Planner with Everything You Need to Plan Your Troop Year
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Enjoy every minute being a leader and continue to inspire your girls!
Where it all began…
Well like I mentioned at the beginning of this page I had a troop for 25+ years. The troop was #80671. The troop got started in Conneaut, Ohio, My mom signed the right papers and paid the fee for me to become a Brownie. That was 28 years ago, wow! So one night after my troop meeting I came home and said if someone doesn’t come and help be a co-leader in the troop the troop was not going to be able to continue. My dad jumped right onto this and told my mom that you better go and help, several times over the 25 years I have wondered if he ever regretted making that statement. Well my mom became a co-leader and was informed by the leader that all her co-leaders quit on her, funny part after the first year she quit and that is when my mom made the decision if she was going to be a leader it would be on her terms.
Then the problem reversed and she needed a co-leader so that is when Sammie Scott, my cousin got involved and the troop was moved to my parent’s house they decorated the basement, made it look like the woods right down to making the poles that supports the basement into tree trunks.
It was pretty cool, we had tree stumps for chairs and a fake camp fire, in the beginning we only had about 10 girls and met every other Saturday. Time went by and the troop continued to grow, soon a mom named Robin came in with her daughter Rhiannon, then another mom, Bonnie with her daughter Samantha and the troop continued to grow to a multi-level troop and we had to split the girls up on different Saturdays. Every Saturday became to much plus to much traffic in my mom’s driveway and with the snow it became a big issue, so a decision was made and we asked our local church, Monroe United Methodist Church to sponsor us and we moved to the Church and the rest of that is history.
Daisy scouts started when my younger sister Lisa started Kindergarten she is now 30 years old. Over the years we have had a lot of girls come and go we hope that while they were with us we made a little difference in there Life. In some cases we must of made a impact, we had several of our past members bringing there daughters back to our troop or returned to be leaders themselves. We are a troop with a lot of leaders and leader helpers, over the years we have heard a lot about other troops not having any support, we are proud to say that in the past 25 years we have never come across any lack of help.
When I stepped down the member count for group was at 76 members strong with 41 girls and 16 leaders; They are still a multi-level troop from Daisy to Ambassador. Over the years I have seen many changes made to Girl Scouts some good and some not so good, but the values have never changed as we teach the GS Law and Promise. We are all volunteers and can make our troops what we want them to be to help our girls learn those values. I hope you all continue to inspire be the inspiration our girl leaders of tomorrow need.
When I decided to start this blog, to start sharing what we do as a troop with other leaders, I never thought it grow to be as big as it is today. I love the fact I get to be part of inspiring our girls of tomorrow even if I have never meant them. Keep up the great work ladies, no matter what girl organization your part of our goal is the same to inspire our girls of today to be our leaders of tomorrow.