I had a busy weekend. As a Girl Scout Co-Leader, I like to make sure my daughter has the opportunity to get the most out of being a Girl Scout. We have a small troop, and the girls are young. None of them have been camping before, and are a little scared of the idea. My daughter, on the other hand, has been camping several times. We love to go camping as a family.
Once a year, there is a Girl Scout camporee close to us. None of the other girls wanted to go, but my daughter did. I registered us, and payed for it with my money. We were able to get a platform tent, which made things a lot easier on me. I was worried that she might get lonely, since she was the only member of our troop to go. I had nothing to worry about.
The troop that had the platform tents next to us adopted her quickly. Before I knew it, she was even set up to sleep in their tent with them. She had a great time! The girls in the other troop were a couple years older, and they treated her like a little sister. She was never made to feel like the odd girl out. She was one of them.
I was extremely tired by the time we got home Sunday. I hope that next year, I will be able to get her whole troop to go. I will work on easing them into the camping experience when Spring comes around. I took plenty of pictures, and will show them to the girls at the next meeting. Hopefully, they will see them and get excited about the idea of camping.