One of those things was to plan my very first meeting of the new scout year. I spent a couple of hours last weekend planning the badges I wanted to work on, but I didn't get around to looking at specifics until last night. I hate it when I work in that mode because then I always seem to want to do something bigger than I have time to plan.
Fortunately, I was able to pull everything together just the way I wanted for today. We celebrated Juliette Gordon Low's birthday (which is really on October 31) and the 100th anniversary of the founding of Girl Scouts. Since it was a birthday party, we did a fun key chain craft (Teach and I managed to run to Hobby Lobby an hour before the girls were coming), then we decorated cupcakes (which I made this morning with frosting I made this afternoon), sang songs and played games. I had the Dog Walker snap a few pics for you so you could see all my cute little girls. We have 11 active girls in our troop this year and I think that is just the right size.
Things are crazy here! I'd love to hit that curfew tonight, but I'm afraid it is not going to happen again. I'm pretty sure I told you Crafty is in a play. Well, their performances begin on Wednesday. As part of her commitment (I mean "my" commitment) I have to put in 8 volunteer hours prior to the show and one evening babysitting the actors in the green room. Since I wanted to do something I was at least relatively good at, I offered to edit, format, and print the biographies for all 75 kids. They are due tomorrow and I just barely got a chance to start working on them today... after I got ready for girl scouts... and after I closed my Tupperware party and got my order entered... OK, so it was 10:00 PM. I'm afraid I'm not going to make my curfew tonight, unless she meant 12:30 PM instead of 12:30 AM.