and then one day when i was looking at the city's online recreational guide for the summer, an activity caught my eye: a 2-hour long "intro to girl scouts" gathering for girls and their parents to come and get information about what girl scouts do. it was only $5, so i signed up and put it on the calendar.
the meeting was at a local park. looks like this is a possible venue for regular meetings, huh?
she was greeted by the girl scout rep and wrote her name on a colorful sticker to wear.
first friendship circle!
parents sat separately from the girls, and we got a couple of handouts to peruse as the girls listened and worked on some little activities.
then we headed outside to prepare for a little scavenger hunt. she found her envelope quickly, but had no idea what to do next. it's okay, neither did any of the others.
next up: plant a seed to take home and care for. i sure hope this kid has a better green thumb than her mother. otherwise, that plant is doomed.
snack time! i may or may not have inhaled a giant handful of these.
back inside, the girls sat down to decorate capes with fabric markers. an art activity - right up the bean's alley.
meanwhile, i sat on a chair with a little paperwork. although she has a busy schedule already, i learned that most girl scouts do. this means meetings are more of a biweekly or even monthly basis. now see, that i can work with. i was afraid the meetings happened every week, which might have been a little difficult, but i think we'll be able to handle this. and she was so excited to get into it that i couldn't say no.
i mean...could you say no to this face?
last friendship circle of the day.
campouts and s'mores, here we come!