Annie - posted on 08/31/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter started girl scouts last year in kindergarten as a Daisy! She had a blast and we did so much cool stuff. The troop we joined was actually led by 3 high school girls who formed a troop as a leadership project, so this year, it was up to us parents to keep the troop going. The mother of one of the high school girls, who has been her daughter's leader since Brownies, decided to stay on as the leader, but I got drafted as the 02. Our troop this year is actually a combined Daisy/Brownie troop, and the original leader will be leading the Brownie part while I lead the Daisy part, where my daughter is in her final year. I think I have a pretty decent handle on what my responsibilities are, but I'm curious, does anyone have any suggestions or tips, either from a parent's or leader's perspective?
My biggest concern is keeping the girls engaged. I helped with camp this year with this age group and by the end of the week my voice was sore from barking out orders and repeating myself a million times. I'm thinking that this will be easier because it's only 10 girls and not as many distractions, but I'm still a little nervous.