Today was the last meeting of the Girl Scout year for the girls’ whole troop. (Monkey will still be meeting with her sister scout and leader, but Yessa is done for the year.)
The four leaders organized a beautiful ceremony on this sunny, comfortable day.
Yessa will be a Junior Girl Scout for one more year, but Monkey bridged up to being a Senior Scout.
They received their annual pins from one of their leaders:
We enjoyed the ceremony, shared some food and shared stories, a few final pictures, then wrapped up the year.
Though at times we felt like strangers wandering in a foreign land with this troop, I’m very glad Monkey wanted to give Girl Scouts another shot. It was a fantastic experience before, and though this new troop feels very different, it has brought many great things, too.
For a brief throwback, Monkey as a Daisy Scout: