Each year we have a program where a cadre of girls apply and serve as press representatives for the council. These girls, representing all age levels, are asked to comment (time permitting)) about their Girl Scout experiences prior to the media approaching us. During fall product sales and the cookie program, we ask them to represent all the girls of GSSA to speak on their behalf. The story is always better when a girl or Volunteer tells it.
We work with these girls and do training activities, including role-playing in front of a camera and interview skills. We also ask them to write and blog about their Girl Scout experiences. Being a press rep covers all types of media, so girls have an opportunity to decide if this is a potential career that interests them.
I have been around this program since I arrived. It is a great opportunity for girls to share their experiences. I have worked with girls who were quiet and reticent, who came to life in front of a television camera. I've also seen some of our more boisterous girls turn shy once the camera turned on, and I've seen everything in between. It is important for girls to find their voice, and this program is an ideal opportunity!
Meet some of the girls (and a Troop Leader) who are press reps:
Mackie and Lane, Troop 8241
Angel, Troop 8605
Erin, Troop 8309
Tori, Troop 8215
Tammy Ortega, Troop 9195 Leader
Cheyenne and Aliyah, Troop 9041
Mary Virginia, Troop 9134
Gabriella, Troop 8645
Claire, Troop 9327
Kyndall and Tayler, Troop 9241