This week, our daughter started the year in her new troop. She was excited and nervous, just as most fifth graders, like her, would be. It was particularly bittersweet, as she had been in the same troop for five years until it disbanded this spring. I'm happy to report that it was a great night, and our sweet girl left excited and happy. Meanwhile, I heaved a huge sigh of relief (sound familiar?!).
I know many of you are having these same experiences with your girls at this time of year. It's always exciting to be a part of those first meetings, where the girls are getting to know each other and starting to make new friends. It is so full of promise and fun!
The beginning of the Girl Scout year also means that it's time to register your girl and yourself as a volunteer or parent. This is critically important! Being registered allows your Girl Scout to attend council program events and camp offerings, along with participating in the Fall Product and Cookie Sales. No girl may participate in these activities if she is not registered. Unregistered girls and adults are not covered by our Girl Scouts of the USA insurance, which would be very problematic should an accident occur. Beyond that, Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama and GSUSA require that all girl participants be registered - period.
Again, please remember to register by Oct. 1. We hope your Girl Scout has a great start to this new GS year!