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I have been swamped with so many real world obligations, that I realize that I have not got to posting as often as I would like.
One of those obligations, that I do joyfully, is lead my nine Junior Girl Scouts. It has been a year with some challenges when it has come to meetings, as the day we meet had several half-day teacher in-services scheduled. That meant we could not meet after school, since it was not our regularly scheduled time.
I wanted to schedule a field trip to end the year on a high note. My most active volunteer has two sons that are Boy Scouts, and she and her husband are very involved scouting. Her oldest son needed some merit hours, so we talked about his teaching the girls about fire safety and how to start a fire.
It was a huge success!
Once we arrived at my friend’s home, she had the girls chill together for a bit while we waited for my one Junior who attends a different school. Once she arrived, we went into the backyard, which was set up with chairs and a fire pit. Fire safety was discussed, as well as how to properly start a fire. Then the girls got twigs and attempted to make their own tipi fires (not lighting them, of course!)
The big fire pit was lit, and we sang some songs and then made s’mores. The girls got to play and before we knew it, it was time to go home.
It was a lovely end to our scouting year!
Did you plan anything special for your last Girl Scout meeting of the year?