I used a chipboard letter set from K and company, a page from one of their sets dedicated to Girl Scouts and a sticker that's been in my stash for some time. I thought the tree reminded me of a family tree. My Mom had been my leader as a child, (no I didn't know Juliette personally, but I've been asked that) and when my oldest daughter started 1st grade, she brought home a sign-up sheet. I was going through a divorce and thought that might be perfect for her and if I volunteered it'd force me to plan some time just for her and I. I volunteered to be a leader, and wrote in, "if you tell me what to do". I got a call from the organizer who told me that she had over 100 forms sent back but no one else volunteered. I promptly said, "I don't have to take them all do I?" She reassured me that I didn't and there was training. That led me on a path that not only helped the girls, but me! My self-esteem was so low and those little girls would hug me and just loved what we did and I loved the time I spent volunteering. Our little troop grew and I took on more roles in the service unit, and became a Council trainor. When I had an opportunity to join the staff I did and thought what a perfect job! To pay me to do something that I loved!! I spent 13 years as a staff member and recently retired in the council's realignment. I can't find the photo of my daughter and now her daughter is involved, and I was my granddaughter's leader for K and 1st grade. I wanted to put their photo in the top section. The bottom photo is my youngest daughter and I at a Senior banquet. I was her leader until I joined the staff. She had amazing opporunities as a scout and got to travel to the Macy Center in New York, to two World Centers, one in England, and one in Switzerland! I was so jealous! She planned a trip for Junior Girl Scouts as her Gold Project and they spent several days exploring Washington D.C. Her troop visited Savannah, Ga. twice! She is a lifetime member as I am. 4 generations! We have green blood, and if you're a girl in my family, you'll probably gonna be a scout! I was also a leader for my great niece's troop when she was in K and 1st. I put a scout (stamp from My Favorite Things) for each of us, my Mom, my daughters, my granddaughter and I. I used markers to color them in. If I can find a photo of my mom, I'm going to add it on an adjoining page and will put the history of our involvment as well.
As a staff member, volunteers gave me one of the highest awards in Girl Scouting, the Thanks Badge. I was so proud!! If you're reading this and have a girl, please check into Girl Scouts. It's a wonderful program and you'll be glad you did! I feel certain of that! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I'll post the line up if you should lose your way. Now you're heading to Roberta Meyers-Edmisten - http://