Being involved with Girl Scouts

April 10, 2013 in Best of Both, Friends, Fun, Girl Scouts, teenagers, Work-Life Balance by MyBestofBothWorlds

My Best of Both Worlds is all about juggling and finding balance between family life and work.  One of my great pleasures is being involved with Girl Scouts.  Just this past year I’ve become a Girl Scout co-leader.  I’ve always been involved with Girl Scouts.  I started out as a Brownie.  I enjoyed many years in my own troop,  growing up making friends, performing community service, earning badges, going on trips and of course camping.

When my oldest daughter joined a troop, I became involved again, becoming the “Fall products Mom” and the “medical Mom” as I’m CPR / AED certified.  Her troop leader Jeannine is a amazing individual and leader, someone that I call a friend.  Not only did she lead the older troop of girls, when her younger daughter entered kindergarten, she became their troop leader as well.  Luckily, our both of our daughters are the same age,  so my younger daughter became a Daisy too.

Now our girls that entered into Girl Scouts as Daisies are in seventh and eighth grades and we are still having lots of fun, learning new skills, and serving our community.  Our Valley Stream Facebook page even featured them.  In the last month our troop has donated “their time and energy to fill 2773 plastic Easter eggs with 8320 chocolate eggs, in preparation for Valley Stream’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.

our troop stuffing Easter Eggs

The girls’ hard work ensures that the more than 300 children expected at Saturday’s event will have plenty of holiday candy to enjoy.  The scouts performed the community service project under the supervision of their Troop Leaders Kathleen Kennedy-Leon and Jeannine Maloney at the Bold Chocolatier in Valley Stream, where Mrs. Maloney is the proprietor. Through the generous support of the Bold Chocolatier, the sweet assignment was a great success.
Pictured from left to right are Megan Ross, Kristen Seager, Jane Khan, Virginia Maloney and Natalie Fiore.”

In terms of fun, we took a field trip to the local Build a Bear and had a really fun filled day.  At first, Jeannine and I thought that perhaps they were “too old” for this trip, but alas that was not the case.  The girls themselves planned the trip, figured out the budget of what the bears, outfits and accessories would cost took into account what funds were available.

Build a Bear Trip

Even my son Sean Eddie got to go along as a “tag a long” and had a ball too!

Sean Eddie & Cuddles

Sean Eddie & Cuddles

Then following our fun trip to the mall to create our new friends, it was back to our house for pizza and Easter egg coloring!  Quite a fun filled day.

Easter eggs coloring fun

Easter eggs coloring fun

Girl Scouts rocks and I love being involved with these special girls!