My girl (Scouts) are growing up … and watch for us on This Morning Saturday

Last night’s troop meeting proved to be one of our most interesting ones.

We are learning about India for World Thinking Day, which is when we honor our sister Girl Scouts in other countries.

In my Service Unit, we do this by holding a festival.

At this event, each troop sets up a booth representing a country and its scouts. The girls are given “passports” when they arrive, and spend a couple of hours making “souvenirs” or trying new foods at the various booths.

Anyway, last night I called upon my Zumba fanaticism to show the girls some smooth Bollywood dance moves. (Please, God, If any parents saw me galumphing across the room in my skirt, I pray that you will banish any lingering visions from their minds.)

The girls seemed to enjoy themselves, although I’m sure they were mocking me out of earshot.

Each time we wrap up a meeting, we either sing a few Girl Scout songs or play a game before forming our Friendship Circle.

Last night, the girls begged for Little Sally Walker. Never heard of it?

Little Sally Walker, walking down the street


She didn’t know what to do, so she stopped in front of me

Hey girl, do that thing, do that thing and switch


Hey girl, do that thing, do that thing and switch

The way it’s played:

The girls stand in a circle. Little Sally, meanwhile, skips around the inside before choosing a victim. When she stops in front of someone, she performs a dance move. Both girls then switch places and the second one must perform the same move. And so on.

Two of my shyer girls usually want to sit this one out. Last night, however, both slipped into the circle, and really got into the game.

There is no greater reward for a troop leader than to witness blossoming confidence in her girls.

And now for “This Morning Saturday”  on Channel 11 —

I’ll be on tomorrow (7:25 a.m.) with a couple of older girls from other troops to talk about our 100th Anniversary, cookie season and this weekend’s Milk and Cookies with the Mayor.

And Sunday, we’ll be honored to have Brittney Johnson from KARK, Pamela Smith from KATV and Jennifer Christman from the Democrat-Gazette (and B-98.5’s Thursday-morning radio show) on hand to serve as judges in a dessert bakeoff at Milk and Cookies with the Mayor.

So yeah, busy weekend ahead!

Cookie season begins on Jan. 14, so get ready to place those orders. We use our cookie profits for many things. Our troop used it to participate in Service Unit events, to make a donation to the Pulaski County Humane Society and to help send some of our girls to camp — and that’s just the beginning of a very long list…

Summer camp 2011.


Here, I'm making S'mores with Tootie at Troop Core Camp.

Working at the Argenta Community Garden.

Making a new friend at the Humane Society.


Horseback riding ...

One of my favorite photos!

One thought on “My girl (Scouts) are growing up … and watch for us on This Morning Saturday

  1. Oh, Little Sallie Walker, I hear that in my sleep sometimes:) We are having a great time in Girl Scouts. Mallory absolutely loves Girl Scouts. Thank you for making it such a memorable time for the girls. Camp was so much fun. The pictures are great!!!


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