Tonight was the last meeting of the 15/16 school year for my Girl Scouts. We still have a few activities in the first half of June.
I had three amazing ladies who took on huge leadership roles, two of whom really shouldn't have had to.
So, I came up with a Leader Survival Kit to give each of them. Missing from the picture are the glow sticks and I couldn't fit the ponchos into the bottles.
Leader Survival Kit
I hold in my hand a leader survival kit. Inside you will find things that will hopefully make being a leader easier.
Water Bottle - Not only to keep you hydrated, but because someone won’t remember one.
Bandaids - not only for scrapes and scratches, but to help us keep it together in general.
Whistle - Sometimes you just need to be the referee. Not to mention for safety reasons.
Sharpie - for labeling things for when, not if, they get lost. And yes, that includes the girls. And also for the permanent mark you leave on the girls’ lives.
Hand sanitizer - because we don’t just explore with our eyes.
Bouncy Ball - to keep the bounce in your step and to always have a game in your pocket.
Bubbles - a reminder to keep it light and to see the magic, enjoy the simple things and show us that each girl is unique and beautiful, but we must be careful, too.
Glow Stick - to provide a little light when it gets dark and scary.
Trail Mix - because we’ve got to be a little nuts to do this job we love so.
Hugs and Kisses - These are to celebrate the good times and awesome adventures, and for the times when we all just need a shoulder and an ear, both as a girl and a leader. And besides, who couldn’t use a little chocolate now and again? #scouting #GirlScouts #LeaderAppreciation