But we said yes, mostly because Ethan, our oldest, wanted to join. And it seemed like a really good thing to do. My husband was never into Scouting and my memories of being a Girl Scout involve a few camping trips and a visit to the Juliette Lowe House in Savannah. Also, cookies.
We decided we would take Scouting one year at a time, and like everything else in my life in that season, I took a survivalist approach. What was the bare minimum we could do to be involved in Scouting without it pushing me over the edge?