After three years of Tuesday night silliness and fun, my fearless co-leader and I decided that continuing our Girl Scout troop for another year was not in the cards. Ten year-old Miss M was dismayed, as were some of the other girls. But basically? Their troop leaders were out of ideas. Except for the onerous paperwork requirements, the Girl Scouts program is fairly free-form, meaning there isn't a lot of guidance provided to troop leaders. We crafted our curriculum from scratch. OK, the Girl Scouts did provide a "journeys" workbook, but seriously, Girl Scouts, a workbook? BORING.
So, given that we're out of ideas (not to mention time), it's goodbye to Girl Scouts, at least for now. My co-leader made this beautiful thank-you note to the community church kind enough to host us these past few years.
cool things. OK, OK, so I'm feeling kind of regretful and weepy about the whole thing. Where are the tissues? I think I have to go now.