No, I’m not really earning the Senior Girl Scout Adventurer Badge; I’m not even a Senior Girl Scout! That’s me on the left. I’m way past the age of earning badges, but I’m NOT past the age of having adventures – and being in Girl Scouts is great for women who love adventure.
My name is Jean, and I have been a Girl Scout Leader for 7 years now, since my daughter was a Kindergardener. Since I had not been a Girl Scout as a girl myself, I had no idea what I had gotten myself into. But with the help of lots and lots of information available on the internet, I made it through my first year. And I found something that really fits for me. It fits my philosophy, it fits my personal view on what girls need to learn, and it fits the sense of adventure I have always loved incorporating into my life.
Since that first year, not only have a been blessed with a troop full of amazing girls that I love, but I have also started to be the kind of Leader who bleeds green if you prick them. I did 3 years as our Service Unit Fall Product Manager. I became an Outdoor and Enrichment Facilitator (I train Leaders how to take their girls to camp and how to make cool stuff). And this year, I am serving on our Community Leadership Team, trying to manage a merged Community (previously Service Units).
My husband wishes I got paid for this. 🙂