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BSA vs GSUSA...and no baby yet

May 30th, 2008 at 04:43 pm

Before my son joined the scouts all i knew about BSA could fit on the head of a pin...namely they wore uniforms and raced wooden cars. I can now tell you way more, more than I really need to know!

For one thing, the 'cubs' and 'boys' are very distinctly different. Cubs are organized into age based 'dens'. Which are then grouped into packs, usually tied to an organization (or sponsor). The Den is run my a leader, the pack by a committee (which is headed by a chairperson)

For our pack that Committee chair is me...meaning I do a LOT of work. I oversee the leaders of the dens, I oversee pack events, work with the treasurer and newsletter editor, field trip coordinator, advancement chair, as well as filling the new Cubmaster in on everything he needs to be a proper PR guy. Among other details that I often let slip (cause one gal can only do so much...)

SO when I agreed to lead the Daisys for my daughter I did not want all that responsibility... I just wanted to be a leader of the Daisys...plan meetings, report to the 'boss', occasional input for big events...

Little did I know GSUSA is totally different, each age based group is like its own again I am in charge of everything..treasury secretary, field trips, and so on.

So much for the easy job!

And yes I am still pregnant Smile 39 weeks tomorrow.

5 Responses to “BSA vs GSUSA...and no baby yet”

  1. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Gotta work on that volunteeritis elbow!

  2. sagegirl Says:

    I led our Brownie troop for 3 years--it is a lot of work and GSUSA LOVES their paperwork!! haha My daughter would have been a junior this year but I told her I couldn't lead this year--not enough time to devote to it and she said she wasn't really "into" it anymore so it worked out well for both of us. Good luck!

  3. snoopycool Says:

    Wow... When I'm 39 weeks pregnant I can hardly get motivated to do what I have to, much less volunteer for other stuff! Wishing you a safe and speedy delivery.

  4. nanamom Says:

    WOW youre a great Mom to take all that on for your kids, aren't you glad there are only 2 genders tho!! Cookies and popcorn YUM!

  5. koppur Says:

    I joined girl scouts in 1st grade and stayed it in through HS. I'm 30 now, and sometimes me and the girls from the troop and the leaders still get together for lunch. I loved it.

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