Troops are as good as parents make them
If you are reading this, you are probably out spreading the word about GS, and perhaps even a volunteer who is teaching other adults to lead troops, so I am preaching to the choir! This is a great article to send on to all your friends and relations. So do it now - make spreading the good word about Girl Scouting one of your New Year's resolutions and you'll find it an easy one to keep.There's some criticism that some troops aren't as invested in nature activities anymore. On the local level, some troops do more arts and crafts and less of the outdoor hiking, camping and cooking that are traditionally associated with the Scouts.But that's on the parents. The girls often thrive in nature once they get out to a Girl Scout campground, but it's on troop leaders and parents to teach girls the Girl Scout methods of hiking, fire building and cooking over a fire.All of us are volunteers, and those of us who don't know how to teach those skills can learn.