In April and May, after cookies, many leaders tend to feel the pinch. We’re tired after wearing your mom hats inner work Hats and any other hints we wear. We are tired after Kurama cookie drama comma parent drama mama preteen drama. And we just need time to recharge. The problem with leaders is it we don’t. And this is why so many question whether to return as a scout leader in the fall.
Unless you’re passing the reigns as a troop leader due to circumstances in your life, maybe this isn’t the right time to decide whether to quit as a volunteer.
Do you make other decisions when you’re tired and emotional? Why would you make that same choice with your volunteering?
Here’s why you might not want to quit after all as a Girl Scout leader:
- Because you’re in it for your daughter. As frustrating as being a Girl Scout leader and volunteer can be sometimes, I still love the extra time it gives me with my girl. We run errands and talk; we try out project; we have Mom and me time. That in itself is worth it. Perhaps that wouldn’t change if I was no longer her Girl Scout leader, but the structure of routine meetings ensures that time is in our schedule.
- Because you never know when you’re making a difference. There is one girl in my troop who seems to be most resistant to participate in anything; she always wants “sleeping time” and rarely offers ideas. Yet when I asked if the girls were interested in continuing next year, she was the first to say yes.
- Because it helps you, too. As tired as I am in April and May, sometimes even in March, I’m grateful for the time and relationships I’ve developed as a leader.
Don’t make that decision whether you’ll return next year lightly; perhaps all you need is time to recharge.