This past Fall, when the children were starting school, I had signed my name on an "interest" form to sign our girls up for the Girl Scouts ... which begin in Kindergarten, unlike the Boy Scouts which don't begin until First Grade.
Since I didn't hear anything more about the Girl Scouts, I promptly forgot about it. Until two weeks ago, when I received an e-mail from the local Girl Scout troop organizer. Apparently, the "interest" form I, along with 10 other families, had filled out, was misfiled and just recently discovered and now, they were scrambling to pull together a Daisy troop for the Kindergarten girls whose families had expressed an interest six months ago.
But before they could actually form the troop they needed a volunteer to be the troop leader.
I could see this was going no where fast, so I threw out my name not entirely sure what to expect. Lo and behold, tonight, was our informational meeting and when I walked in to that room and met the two women who will be serving as my "mentors" and the 10 other mothers of the girls who will be joining our Daisy troop, they actually started to applaud and cheer. No kidding.
Why am I so surprised that people weren't lining up for this job?
Doesn't being the troop leader of 12 kindergarten girls sound like fun?
Or am I an absolute glutton for punishment?
My mentors tell me that being a Daisy troop leader will be a breeze. But as I'm combing through the more than 50 pages of information that they gave me tonight, I'm not so sure. Nonetheless, I'm seriously excited about this new endeavor and am really looking forward to the opportunity to cut out of work an hour early two nights a month, so I can host troop meetings for a dozen six-year-old girls in our home.
The only challenge that I foresee in all of this, is how we will manage to keep 1) myself and 2) Henry out of the 100's of boxes of Girl Scout cookies I envision we will have in our house, next year at this very time.
Hi, My name is Jen and I'm addicted to Thin Mints.