This came in the mail today, which is fitting since it was a Brownie day. We recite the Girl Scout Promise at the beginning of each meeting ("On my honor I will try to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout Law"), but I love that this one tacks on "especially those at home" at the end of it. I think I'll have to bring this to our meeting next week for show and tell. I took a bunch of the Girl Scout and Brownie books I've recently begun collecting to show the girls today. They loved seeing books about scouting that are 80 years old.
Oh, I'm tired! Two hours at the gym (BOSU and then a ballet class), followed by a trip to Costco (so much for only getting the five things on the list!), an errand to the Girl Scout store (they were out of what I needed), and then off to church to get set up for Brownies. I'm always amazed that a 90-minute Brownie meeting somehow takes most of the day. But these girls are definitely worth it.
Today the big thing at Brownies was tasting castor oil. We sing the "Lollipop" song a lot in our troop, and the second verse is all about castor oil. The girls have made a big deal about wanting to try it, so Terri ordered some from the pharmacy and we gave all the girls a little spoon and a taste--quickly followed by a Tootsie Pop and a rousing round of the song. Such fun!
We laugh so much and roll our eyes and shake our heads and just love these girls. And now I have to go collapse in a pile on my wonderfully comfortable bed!