We are joining Girl Scouts this year. For some reason, I have not really looked into this possibility before now. My niece joined a troop this last school year and has really enjoyed it. The big selling point for me is the low cost for the year. The actual dues are only $12/year. You do have purchase the vest/sash, but other than that, you really don't HAVE to spend anything else.
Well, my biggest hold back in doing this is the fact that I have 3 girls that are in 3 different levels of Girl Scouts. I have no interest in running around 3 different night of the week to accomodate them all in their own troop. So, I started to ask around and look into multi-level troops. I didn't know there was such a thing, but there is. I talked to the troop leader of Annalise's troop and we are going to try to and be sister troops and meet at the same place, same time.
Oh, wait, did I mention that I am going to be co-leading this group with Jessica? Yep, just added one more thing to my plate. So, Jess and I will be leading the combined Brownie and Junior troop and we will meet the same time as the already existing Daisy troop.
I am a little nervous and overwhelmed at this possibility. But, I also know that as the leader, we can make things as easy or hard as we want. I didn't realize how much flexibility there is in girl scouts. So, I'm thinking that atleast this first year, we are going to take things pretty easy.
If you or anyone you know are interested in joining this troop (grades 2-5), just shoot me an e-mail.