As a Girl Scout Leader!!!!
After tonight and all the issues we had, I am ready to throw in the towel.
A couple of the Moms wanted to host a hot dog roast/ smore making fall fun night. I was thrilled that someone wanted to do that and I didn't have to really do anything. Well, it was cancelled twice and the mom and I talked last week and decided this week would be better weather wise so I said lets do it this week. She said ok. I thought I was done except for enlisting my hubby to bring the fire using our fire pit thingy. He went and prepared the fire for a 6pm meeting time. I called one the mom's at 5:30 to tell her the fire was on and to see where she was. OH she didn't know we were doing it............. What???
So I tell myself if nothing else we will have the meeting around the fire and it will be fun. She and the other mom did show up with frozen buns and hotdogs. They were supposed to call all members to invite all the families to come to. Well, no other parents or siblings came. It all worked out and we did the hot dogs and the smores.
After my initial shock I was ok and then all my girls just went crazy, running all around acting like a bunch of I don't know what. I had to tell them over and over to stop running, put your shoes on, stop tattling, and on and on and on. I was seriously stressed out when it was over. Even a couple of my girls were unhappy with the way things went tonight. I do have a couple that always follow rules, etc. I don't want them to not come because of the actions of the other girls but I don't know what to do. Scott told me I should suspend them from a meeting. I am going to get out my Leader materials and see what they suggest for discipline measures. My only thought at this time is if it continues then I will give the disruptive parties 2 chances and if they don't obey after that then they have to call their parents to come pick them up early from the meeting, meaning they will have to tell them why they have to leave early.
Do you have any ideas? Anyone out there involved with Girl Scouting??? I need help!