Thursday, July 7, 2016

Ode to the Childless Leader

I always get odd looks whenever someone in Girl Scouting asks me 'How old is your daughter?' and I tell them, I don't have any children of my own.

Girl Scouting is what I've always been, and what I am, and will always be! Children or no children, I will always be a part of Girl Scouting!

Ode to the Childless Leader:

Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic

I've always been a Girl Scout
From the time that I was young.
I remember very fondly
All the camping, crafts, & fun.
I thought the work was over
When my Gold Award was done,
But I'd only just begun!

Glory, glory I'm a leader!
A crazy, project planning leader.
I don't even have a daughter,
But now I have ten girls!

I went away to college
And I thought it awfully smart
Just taking on a small troop,
Meeting once a week to start.
Soon my major classwork
Took the form of Girl Scout crafts!
At least my teachers laughed!


The parents think I'm wonderful
Because I spend my days
Helping their girls learn & grow
In Girl Scout laws & ways.
They take for granted that I've time
Since I've no child at home,
But I wouldn't have time for my own!

Glory, Glory I'm a leader!
A proud, exhausted, childless leader!
I don't even have a daughter,
But I've raised some darn fine girls!

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