Warning! Post contains spiders! I took my girls for our fall camping kickoff last week, a day after our first meeting of the year! They were so, so excited, and so was I; I managed to reserve a campsite that we all love at our local Girl Scout camp, the weather was supposed to be beautiful, and most of my girls have some camping experience now. However, once we arrived you would have thought we
First I need to say that this is not an official Girl Scout blog; I am just a person with her own opinion and feelings and thoughts about current events. One of the things I love about Girl Scouts as an organization is that they believe in, encourage, and practice, radical inclusion. That means that Girl Scouts is meant to be available to *every* girl, and every family. Where there is an obstacle facing
I haven’t written in several weeks because I’ve been so busy with Girl Scout Camp! I volunteered to be a unit leader at 2 different camps, and aside from the sheer exhaustion following the experience, I learned some definite lessons. During the overnight, you need more food than you think you need. I found that the meals provided by organizers fell way short of myself and the capability of my little plague of locusts,
There is a mysterious bag full of random recyclables, lids, and plastic straws, hidden somewhere in your kitchen. You have stashes of to-be-reused plastic zip bags on your desk. Next to your purse, and also in your Girl Scout bin. If you had a penny for each time a parent told you they were “too busy” to do a thing (ANYthing… including respond with a YES or NO to a text), you’d be rich. Not
The first time I took my girls camping, I was in for so many surprises. Of course! At the time my troop consisted of several girls who really spent so much time with me and my daughter, at my house, that I didn’t give a second thought to taking them on an overnight. I did have one girl who was relatively new; but she seemed so enthusiastic I didn’t think it would be an issue.
Like most other Girl Scout leaders out there (and I am not talking about our heroes, those leaders who came to scouting because they just WANTED to), I became a Girl Scout leader because there was no one else. The nice lady from our service unit essentially explained to me, “Well, if you want a troop you can have a troop! You just have to lead a troop.” Accompanied by the very famous “It
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