Monday, October 3, 2011

Girl Scout Traditions Day

I am not sure what was meant by "Girl Scout Traditions Day" because there was nothing "traditional" going on, that I remembered. Granted, it has been about 18 years since I wore my green uniform and beret but I am pretty sure I don't remember "chaos" being part of the tradition. Nor do I remember EVER starting anything without an Opening Ceremony AND there were no pot holder making stations. What is a Girl Scout function without potholders?!
Miriam and I had a great time, despite the "chaos" and non-traditional "Traditions". We carpooled with 4 of her friends and their mommies. Thank goodness for my Panzer. All 4 girls rode with me and, thankfully, another mother rode with us or I would pulled over several times over Drama.
The girls got to have their hair sprayed several colors and their face painted. Then they made a “Girl Scout Promise” Bracelet and made a cute “Swap” (which means if they liked another girls craft they could swap it). We also took an unscheduled hike through the Girl Scout camp, called Scoutshire Woods; entered into a Scarecrow Creation Contest, and enjoyed the AWESOME weather and scenery during our Picnic Lunch.
Oh, and last but not least, we had S’mores. Mmmmm!!

(I have heard many details about what the Girl Scout program has become and the “Journey” it chose to take from when I was younger to what it is today...and I am not sure I like what I have been reading. Daisy's may be the only rank she may ever earn in Girl Scouts, unless they let me take and make what we will and will not be teaching our girls morally, religiously, and patriotic-ly speaking.)

This was only the beginning of our First Day of October...after we got home and got cleaned up we went to Camp Grace for the Boy Scout's "Catholic Scout Adventure" to meet up with our boys...we made it just in time for mass and a Hot Dog dinner.

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