Troop 40072 starts meeting again this Wednesday. Since I haven’t found a co-leader for the troop, I’m splitting the group into two sections: Daisies & Juniors (I have six in all) and Brownies (the rest of the troop). I think this will make meetings easier to manage and I will be able to focus more on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Thanks to blog readers who suggested I do it this way!
In the fall, we learned about Girl Scouts in general: the session structure, the handshake, the promise and law, a few songs, the friendship circle, the snacks, and of course, the badges! And by “we learned” I mostly mean, “I learned” since my knowledge of the Girl Scouts in practice was very limited, even though I work at the national office. The girls knew a lot about Girl Scouts even though some of them had not been Girl Scouts.
All this to say, I think the girls and I are ready to start the journeys. In the next two weeks, I’ll start Journeys with each level in my troop. I’m really excited!
What I’d like to know: What has your experience been with the Journeys? Was it hard to get the girls to decide on one? Any tips or tricks to use when working with them? Please share!