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!