Two years ago I mentioned to my friend Kelly that I thought it would be so fun to be a Girl Scout troop leader, too bad I wasn’t a mom. She blew my mind by telling me I didn’t have to be a mom, and that she had actually already talked to someone with our service unit about volunteering. A few weeks later they gave us a troop. Since then it’s been a crazy, silly, fun, and wonderful journey with our troop.
We just started our bug badge last night. Our troop meets through summer, unlike most troops who go from September-the end of May and break over the summer months. It’s hard to get everyone in the same room between soccer, softball, and cheer schedules, but it’s worth it.
These are the ones I made.
After our craft we researched bugs, made posters, snacked on ants on a log, and made a mess. Part of the Girl Scout way, however, is to leave a place better than you found it, so the girls all helped clean up and even pushed in all the chairs.
We want to have a backyard camp out for out next meeting where we will complete the bug badge. The girls decided they want to take a field trip to a farm and earn a Lego fun patch, so I’m going to have to start cooking up plans for that!
Being a troop leader can be stressful sometimes, but I’ve come to really love being a part of the lives of these young ladies. I like to think I’m helping along the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and explorers.
In the words of the Girl Scouts, I can’t wait to!