I am now a den leader for Charlie's scouts. Husband is Cub Master. We went through the Youth Protection Training and there is an all day training in Springfield on the 9th. Then the next den meeting is the 24th. October 1 is the first Daisy meeting for Bethany. Oct 2, I have an information table for breastfeeding. Oh, and Saturday, the pack is in a parade. October 21 is the board meeting for the domestic violence shelter. October 23 is a pack meeting with den meetings on October 12 and 26. Den meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
I thought we were supposed to become isolationists. What happened?
Anyway, all the children had fun at the scout meeting tonight. Charlie had a blast being around boys. He also did a dramatic drop to the floor when I said "Guess what Charlie? Not only do I get to be your mom and your teacher, but I also get to be your den leader! Isn't that exciting?" Bethany and Hannah are what's called "Cubbie Buddies." They are the younger siblings of scouts so that parents can be involved. They can participate in activities, but they don't get the ranks that go with it.
I am excited by everything that is going on, but I also know that I need to watch for burn out. Knowing that scouts (boy and girl) get summers off will make a huge difference. I also know that some things will never go away. Helping moms and babies with breastfeeding, helping out with the domestic violence shelter, both of those don't take summers off. As such, neither will I.