In Relationships with
- You have told
your daughter that she may quit scouting at any time.
However, you will not quit with her.
- You beam with
pride as you watch your daughter lead Brownies and not
need your assistance at all!
- Your extra
adult doesn't show up to help drive and you ask your
husband, and he gladly turns off a football game to help
- You find your
daughter in her room Brownie handbook open, learning the
Promise in sign language. She tells you (in a tone which
implies the simplest person would think of this) she is
doing this in case she ever can't talk during a meeting,
she can still 'say' the promise!
planning a Juliette's birthday chat and have no plans so
far for your daughter's 18th birthday that weekend
- Your teenage daughters beg
you NOT to wear your patch jacket into the grocery store
after your troop meeting and you don't. Then while you're
standing in the checkout line the checkout girl says
"I know you - wait a minute, I know - You're the
Girl Scout leader with all the patches on your
jacket." And yes that was my daughters you saw
"just dying of embarrassment."
- The Council Historians stop
you while you're at the council offices and tell you
they'd like your patch jacket for the archives "when
you're done with it" and when you tell your family,
your daughter says "No way - we're going to lay you
out in it when you're gone - that way you can be a Girl
Scout forever and wear it in Heaven because then we'll
know you're happy." (that one made me laugh and cry
all at the same time.)
- Your family tours Europe and
you HAVE to see PAX Lodge and Our Chalet, and your
husband says, "Wouldn't this be a great experience
for our daughters?"
- You and your daughters love
practicing all their outdoor skills, using their Girl
Scout training, whenever the family goes camping. (Love
those dunk bags!)
- Your husband and son both
"volunteer" their weekend in November to teach
Patrol Leaders photography
- You can't remember a
relative's birthday, but you do remember Juliette Low's.
- You have more photos of your
troop than of your family.