Last year when my daughter, Katherine, started Kindergarten I knew I wanted to get her involved with Scouting.
I went to the recruitment meeting & sat there with all of the other parents & watched as no one wanted to step up to become a leader.
Fast forward to December...I became the troop leader & I had to then find someone to help me as co. My sister in law jumped in to help & now drives 30 minutes to come to meetings. We spent time away from our families to get the training in after working 40+ hours a week...but we did it....just the outdoor left!
After my 1st year as leader I can honestly say that I am very glad that I took the chance. I have met some phenomenal girls & made friends with great parents. I have a new co-leader who stepped up to help & I can't imagine NOT being the leader to these girls.
When I see them at school or events they run up & hug me. THAT is thanks enough for the hard work!
Your story made me cry because it is so similar to my own story. I am on year number 3 as a leader of two troops. I am also the Daisy Coach this year for our Service Unit trying to find leaders aka moms like us willing to step up to make a difference. My girls are my extended family. I cry thinking about the 5th grade graduation my Juniors went through in June. The other day I cried thinking about how I would be when they graduate 8th grade and then 12th grade. I cannot even think about how I will be when my Daisies now Brownies reach these milestones. Sometimes I feel the girls teach me more than I teach them.ReplyDelete