Daisy Scout leaders, how do you do it?
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|Tue, 03-19-2013 - 11:13am|
I am finding that honestly spend 20+ hours a week on GS when you take into account the meetings, the prep (paperwork--for meetings & council, crafts (coming up with ideas & getting supplies), games, stores, distributing & geting patches/petals from GS store), banking, the leader meetings & the events. Heck, just this weekend I spent 8+ hours working both our cookie booths (not to mention all the work that went into setting it up) & yesterday I spent 3 hours picking up & sorting cookies because my cookie mom screwed up the time/place to meet. I really wasn't expecting it to be this much work.
I have a 1st grade Daisy troop that is in their first year of scouts (12 girls). We meet every other week (sometimes every week) & are earning 1 petal a meeting, plus working on another badge (a leaf or journey badge). I have a co-leader, but she doesn't contribute to prepping the meetings (she does help with stuff, but it is all my ideas /work). She did step up to be cookie mom becaseu no one else would & I said that I could not do that & meetings. I am still doing half of the cookie mom work :(
I volunteer at school too, so my time is being sucked away & I am behind on "real life" stuff. I need a true co-leader that will share the responsiblity. I really dread being a leader if I have to do everything! How do I politely ask her to help with Brownies next year?