I'm taking on a new role in the AHG troop at the end of the month. I will pass off the bank bag and take on the position of coordinator. I've done bits of that job as our out going coordinator had a family crisis that took her away for portions of the fall, but soon it will be mine and our vice coordinator's in full. It is a big job. There are currently over 40 girls, 10 unit leaders, and 5 other board members to make the troop run!
Nate has been plugging away at earning leaves to turn into branch pins for his uniform--Trail Life is set up in a different way for earning recognition than the badge program at the younger levels, though the older boys do earn 'patches,' but instead of sewing them on shirts, vest, or sashes; they are driven into a large walking stick, called a standard.
We've done some camping. The older two girls and I went to a Camporee in April,
and Justin took Nate to a Trail Life Rendezvous recently too.
The older girls tagged along to find service opportunities, and were able to be sure everyone got the water they needed.
Our troop took home the top prize, for winning the most events, our family was the only one who stayed late enough to receive the awards, so they came to our house for a stop before heading back to the troop.
Ellie and I stayed home for the Trail Life camp out, where we cleaned, shopped, went to the zoo, and worked on her 'project,' as she likes to call the wind chime she painted.
That's life around here these days!