Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Media Girls

Earlier this month, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast hosted the first meeting of the GSCCC Media Girls, a group for Girl Scout Juniors through Ambassadors to learn how to represent Girl Scouts in various media opportunities throughout the year. The workshop was led by Girl Scout volunteer Rio Ziegler, a social media account coordinator for a local digital marketing agency who shared her expertise in public relations, marketing, journalism and as a radio personality.

Rio with a group of GSCCC Media Girls
The workshop began with a handshake exercise for the girls to be able to step out of their comfort zones to meet new people and practice greeting people they have never met before. The girls then participated in mock interviews, where they practiced speaking about their personal experiences in Girl Scouts and why they enjoy being a Girl Scout. Rio and other volunteers created an on-camera experience for girls, which allowed the girls to practice answering questions and watch how they conduct themselves during an interview.

Rio then taught the girls about the dos and don’ts of social media. The girls talked about representing Girl Scouts both on and off camera and played a game to practice determining appropriate posts for social media. At the end of the workshop, Rio led the girls in fun vocal exercises, including tongue twisters, to show them ways to help calm their nerves before going on camera. The new Media Girls left the workshops with a better understanding of the world of media and a boost of confidence.

Media Girls is a group designed to train “spokes-girls” to represent Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast in a variety of media and visibility events throughout the year, including television and radio appearances, flag ceremonies and photo shoots.