Candice Thomas is fairly new to the Girl Scout Co-Leader…
A young Girl Scout herself, Jaydee Moreau unexpectedly followed in her mom’s footstep and became a Troop Leader. She admits she thought she was nuts for taking on the task at the time on top of her already heavy load, but she wouldn’t change a thing.
Jaydee began her Girl Scout journey in elementary school, where her mom served as her Troop Leader. Even with this experience, she had never given much thought of being a leader until her daughter wanted to join and there was a need for volunteers to start a troop. She was a full-time, working mom with four young kids, but decided to worry less and just go with it. Since becoming a Troop Leader, she’s continued to learn new things and grow as a person – just like the girls.
Jaydee says she’s especially touched by the girls’ bridging and high awards ceremonies, as it shows their commitment to continue the Girl Scout journey and what our girls can achieve to make this world a better place. Now in their final year, things aren’t going exactly as planned, but she says she and her troop are still optimistic for the year ahead:
“This is their final year. As you might expect, the past 10 months have derailed many of the troop’s plans and events, but I am hoping they can still do their final trip which they will begin planning for this month. I’m also hopeful that they can complete the final activity for the Gift of Life Badge. It will be a great sendoff.”