Adventures in Grandparenting

I have been a grandma since 2009 and it has been one adventure after another. This week’s adventure starts with Cub Scouts. At the end of last year, I volunteered to be the den leader for my eldest grandson’s Cub Scout den.

What in the world was I thinking!? I am already quite busy in my life but I feel that Scouting is extremely valuable to the children. None of the parents were able to step up and take on the role (for whatever reason) and I did. Now, here I am one day before the start of Cub Scouts and I am really not ready.

I took some time this evening to try to locate some hints and tips on being a den leader. There is a lot of information on the Internet (both old and new) and filtering through the old stuff to get to the new information related to the new scouting format was somewhat daunting.  Despite that, I persevered.

During my search, I happened upon this really helpful blog post from a young mother who also was new to scouting a few years ago and was nice enough to share her organizational information. Since I am a bit anal when it comes to organizing, I was especially grateful for this. This will at least get me started in the right direction.

As the year progresses, I will keep you posted on how everything works out.  For now, I am off to print some Scouting forms.