I am the mother of 3 girls. My oldest daughter started Girl Scouting almost 4 years ago as a second year Brownie. At the first parent meeting, I registered for chaperone duties. My daughter had such a great time in Girl Scouts even though her troop was primarily girls from other schools in our district. She made lots of new friends, one of whom goes to our church where they continue their friendship.
In 2011, my second daughter was starting kindergarten and wanted to be a Daisy Girl Scout desperately. I didn't have the time in my schedule to drive and participate in two troops. There was a strong possibility that neither girl would do scouting. Then, the SUM approached me about being a leader. I said there was no way I could choose one daughter over the other. I told the SUM I would consider it and let her know. A few weeks went by and a mother of one of my daughter's friends contacted me. Her daughter's troop was disbanding because the leader was moving or didn't want to return. The mom wanted to know if I would consider becoming a leader. My oldest daughter was excited by the opportunity to be in a troop with her friends from school. Yet I still didn't want to drive my other daughter to another troop's activities and meetings. Not to mention the sibling jealousy it would cause. I went back to the SUM and asked if I could lead two troops.
My time as a Girl Scout volunteer and mom have been filled with great memories, nature hikes and camping trips. Before Girl Scouting, I had never camped; let alone considered taking a group of adults and girls on a camping trip. Girl Scouts helped me realize that I really enjoy camping! Camp like a Girl!!! My co-leaders and I are looking forward to another fantastic Scouting year!
My life is greatly enriched by my time as a Girl Scout Volunteer and mom!
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