You are probably thinking I am going to write about the yummy chocolate kind, chewy and yummy, maybe the Rocky Road kind with gooey marshmallows on top or with fudge icing on top . . . but, no, I am not talking about the Brownies that you eat.
I am talking about the little girls, 7 and 8 years old, dressed with matching orange shirts, the ones that knock on your door every Spring and Fall selling the infamous Girl Guide Cookies, yeah, those Brownies. I am a Brownie Leader, just starting my 6th year as Brown Owl of my local unit.
Tonight was our first meeting of the year. Time to get reacquainted with the returning girls, to see if they have matured at all since May. And time to meet the new girls and see what challenges they will add to the mix. Time to start
harassing parents for the help and support needed to run the unit efficiently, I mean meet the parents and see how they can help.
Now that we have met the girls, it is time to start planning . . . crafts, games, outings, Thanksgiving, Halloween, badges, cookie selling, songs . . . the list of ideas goes on and on forever. If only there was the same amount of time in my day to plan the ideas that I have in my head! Only time will tell how many and which of these ideas I have bouncing around in my brain will actually come to life. It looks like we have a small group this year (only 11 girls as of right now) which will make things like crafts easier to prepare but it will make other things (such as outings that require minimum numbers) more difficult. Every year has a new set of challenges and I hope that I am up for it this year!
First on the agenda is to sort through the mountain of enrollment paper work that I have accumulated and figure out what stays with me and what I get to send off to Head Office . . . and then book our first outing to the Pumpkin Patch.