Here’s where you stop reading if you are a gung-ho scouter.
Girl Scouts. Not a big fan.
However, it was fun watching the girls “bridge” from Daisies to Brownies last week, cute enough that I dropped just a tiny bit of my cynicism towards the idea of a school year full of large play dates, culminating in the massive organization of Girl Scout profit-making cookie sales requiring multiple hours of volunteer effort, over consumption of Thin Mints, and resulting in a “reward” of five dollars in “cookie dough” to be used for upcoming scouting events, but not the membership dues themselves. So there, I’ve said it. I’m yet to be convinced, but I will concede that those iron on badges are really cool.