Long, long story short: A year (or two?) ago, we contacted the Girl Scouts about joining. We were basically told, "There's only one group in your area. It meets at the school. The person in charge of the troop will not allow your child in if she doesn't attend the school."
Me: "My child does not attend ANY school. This makes it hard to find one at her school."
Them: "Sorry to hear that."
Time has passed and said child is still begging to join. Things have not gone well with the local religious homeschool group and we're interested in finding new friends. I contact them again, today and get this response:
There are not many troops in your area that are accepting new girls. (Note: They consider "our area" anywhere from my street to 45 minutes away.)
So. I'm considering starting a troop. This is how much she wants to join.
But...I'm worried. How much of a time consumer will it be? I'm already homeschooling (duh) and running a successful Etsy business 3/4 of the time. I'm worried this will just make me a wee bit crazy.
Anyone ever started a troop or know of someone who did? Any experience with girl scouting? Any ideas, tips...thoughts....will be much appreciated.