Sunday, September 4, 2011

Girl Scouts... a wonderful dichotomy of fun and stress

This past year of Girl Scouts was not ideal, to say the least. So this year, I'm taking matters into my own hands!

I'm starting a multi-level troop.

A multi-level troop is one in which there is more than one level of girls... I'll have Juniors (4th & 5th graders), Cadettes (6th-8th graders) and Seniors (9th-10th graders). Heaven help me when it comes time to plan badges, right? LOL

Today, though, was the first hurdle in the GS year: the Parent Meeting. It went great! I have a co-leader (on paper) and a treasurer! Hooray! I won't have to handle the money stuff. Yippee!

As of right now, I have seven girls in the troop. I desperately want more, especially in the Senior category. Poor Hayley is the only Senior and she needs buddies. I need to find out about other Girl Scouts the local high schools. She can't possibly be the only one.

Did you know that Girl Scouts is about to start is 100th year?!!!! How cool is that? 100 years of helping girls reach their potential. I love it.

I'm wondering just to manage a GS troop, manage the student store at the middle school and run the book fairs (also at the middle school). I haven't even had the opportunity to sign up to help at the high school yet!

What fun it all is! Although yesterday I was in crisis mode for a bit about GS. That was *not* so fun. But a trip to the farmer's market shook me out of my obsessing and everything was all better. The awesome parent meeting proved it. :)


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