My co-leader, thankfully, is a music teacher and is enthused about helping. We already have our Cookie Mom as well, who's on her 3rd year of doing this. So, you see, with all this support how could I refuse to volunteer?
I firmly believe in the role of Girl Scouts and their Mission Statement sums up nicely why:
GIRL SCOUT MISSION STATEMENT
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage,
confidence and character,
who make the world a better place.
So, off we go with my craft ideas! I'm not a crafter by any means and was, frankly, never that interested. But now that I've got to come up with ideas of what to do, I'm slowly getting "hooked"! I'm even going for coffee with a friend of mine this week so she can show me how to sew some simple stitches that I can teach the girls... you read corretly, I can't even sew a button! :)
Check-out some of the cool craft ideas I saw in Family Fun magazine:
Flower Power (we're gonna pin these one the plain baseball hats I picked-up)
Yarn Painting (how cool is this!)
.. now to just tie these awsome crafts into a badge, hmm maybe I'm doing this all backwards?
I also made a cool (password protected) website for our troop today using http://www.clubspaces.com/. It's free, was pretty easy to set up and now I've got a great place to communicate with the parents.
Cookie sales start soon and it's such a great fundraiser for the troop. Last year the girls troop saved enough money from sales (like over $1000 bucks) to go on an overnight resort waterpark trip. Many of the girls in the troop likely would not have experienced anything like this had it not been for girl scouts. How great is that?
I'll keep sharing all the fun we're having! In the meantime, buy some Girl Scout cookies when they come knockin at your door ;o)