VOLUNTEER CONNECTION PODCAST: General Interest Form
If you're interested in being interviewed on the Volunteer Connection Podcast, then you're in the right place!

This is the form for people who are involved in Girl Scouts (volunteers, staff, or girls) who want to be interviewed in general about their experience and advice. If you want to be part of a featured topic or panel, you'll want to stay tuned on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/GirlScoutPodcast for opportunities. Girls can talk specifically about their Bronze/Silver/Gold or Cookie Success here: https://goo.gl/forms/cHrGfaviybsNmCfo1

Read through the following information before you submit the form. Then, we'll ask you for some basic information, and once we receive your request, we will send you details about setting up your interview!

Here's what you need to know before you submit the form:
Interviews will last between 25-40 minutes, but will be no longer than 40 minutes. You''ll want your answers to be thorough, but to the point.

Interviews are conducted on Zoom, a conference call software. They are recorded. It is your choice whether or not to turn on the camera function to have your video recorded as well, or if you just want the screen to say your name. You can access Zoom from your phone or your computer, but you will have to download the client in order to run it.

When we schedule the interview, we will send you a Zoom link. If you've never used Zoom before, you'll want to try to access the link about 5 minutes prior to your scheduled call time in case you need to download anything to get it running.
Questions for Most Volunteers to Prepare For
Here is a list of the questions that we might ask... most likely, we won't have time to talk about all of them, but you should be prepared to answer everything listed below just in case. Think about thoughtful, funny, and endearing stories that answer the different questions.

- Introduce yourself: who are you, where are you from/what council, how are you involved in Girl Scouts (most people filling this out are probably troop leaders, but there are TONS of people involved in Girl Scouts including other kinds of volunteers, historians/archivists, staff members, parents, girls, etc that are all welcome to come on to the podcast!)

- If you're a troop leader or you're affiliated with a troop, what grade level and how large is your troop?

- Were you a Girl Scout as a child/growing up? For how long? What is one of your favorite memories about being a Girl Scout as a child?

- Why did you get involved as a volunteer? Why do you continue to come back? What is your "why?"

- What is one of your proudest moments as a Girl Scout volunteer?

- What is one of the coolest adventures or experiences you have done with your troop?

- What is one of your craziest or silliest Girl Scout memories?

- Girl Scouts isn't just to help girls grow - it's for adults to grow, too! What is one way you've been impacted or changed through this experience of volunteering for Girl Scouts?

- What has been the biggest challenge for you as a Troop Leader? (Or, in your current role.)

- If you could talk to the version of you when you were just starting out, what do you wish you could tell yourself?

- What advice would you give new troop volunteers?

- What advice would you give someone considering volunteering for Girl Scouts?

- What is one of your favorite or one of the best resources you have found, or a go-to that you use to run your troop? (Could be a Girl Scout training, a blog, the VTK, pinterest, a Facebook group, etc.)
Questions for Archivists/Historians
Here is a list of the questions that we might ask... most likely, we won't have time to talk about all of them, but you should be prepared to answer everything listed below just in case. Think about thoughtful, funny, and endearing stories that answer the different questions.

Introduction: Name, Location/Council most closely affiliated with, and how would you describe your current role/involvement in Girl Scouts

How long have you been involved with Girl Scouts? What does Girl Scouts mean to you?

What made you decide to get in to Girl Scout history?

What is your favorite Girl Scout tradition (past or present or both)? Why? What does it mean to you?

What is one of the most interesting stories you’ve read or learned about in Girl Scout history?

Why is it important to preserve Girl Scout history? Why should girls and current volunteers care about the history of Girl Scouting?

What is something you wish you knew more about regarding Girl Scout history?

What is your favorite Juliette Low story?

Were you a Girl Scout growing up? What is your favorite memory from your childhood in Girl Scouts?

What is something you wish more people knew about Girl Scouts?

What is a project or initiative you are working on right now or have recently worked on?

If people want to learn more about Girl Scout history, what is a good resource they should check out?
Questions for Girls Under 18
Here is a list of the questions that we might ask... most likely, we won't have time to talk about all of them, but you should be prepared to answer everything listed below just in case. Think about thoughtful, funny, and endearing stories that answer the different questions.

**If you are under 18, we need contact information for a parent or guardian as well. We will also invite your parent or guardian to join you on the interview call. They do not have to attend as long as they have given us permission to talk, but even if you both come on, you the Girl Scout should be prepared to do most of the talking.

- Introduction: Name, Where You Live, What Grade and Girl Scout Level Are You, How Long Have You Been a Girl Scout

- Are you in a troop? What Girl Scout levels are in your troop? How big is your troop? How long has your troop been together?

- If you're in a troop, who are your troop leaders? How would you describe them? What makes them special?

- Tell us an exciting story about something super fun you've done in Girl Scouts

- What is your earliest memory of Girl Scouts

- Tell us about a time you tried something new or learned something new

- Have you been to Girl Scout camp? What was it like? What's your favorite part of camp?

- Do you sell Girl Scout cookies? Why do you think the Girl Scout Cookie Program is important?

- What does Girl Scouts mean to you?

- What do you wish more people knew about Girl Scouts?

- If you could give a younger girl advice about being a Girl Scout in your level, what would you tell them?

- What do you think you have learned in Girl Scouts or gotten out of Girl Scouts that will help you in the future?

- Should all girls be Girl Scouts? Why or why not?
What is your full name? *
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What is your e-mail address? (By submitting this, you are giving us permission to contact you via e-mail.) - If you are under 18, please provide a parent's email and first name here as well. *
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What best describes your age group? *
What is your role with Girl Scouts? *
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What council are you most closely affiliated with? *
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How many years have you been involved with Girl Scouts? *
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What are some adventures, experiences, accomplishments, or examples of other stories you would like to share?
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Why do you want to be part of the GS Volunteer Connection Podcast?
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Have you carefully reviewed the information above, and do you feel like you can sufficiently answer any of the questions listed above? *
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