Category Archives: Leaders

Annual Leader Retreat

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Before we kick off our year we always get together as leaders for a weekend “retreat”. This is a chance for us to bond and get some prep work done for the year.

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Again we were invited to stay at co-leader D’s family cabin, which is super amazing! We are so fortunate to have such beautiful places in our state and are eternally grateful to the entire Copeland family for allowing us free reign of their place for a weekend. After we “work” we just hang out for a nice, relaxing time with our kids!

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This is typically a family weekend but this year our newest leaders opted out of bringing kids and spouses so they could just hang out and get to know the ropes. It was an amazing weekend!!

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The only hubby that came up ended up being put to work when a pipe broke…great thing he wanted to get “out of the city” (all relative considering our town is pretty small!) for the weekend because we would have been without running water for several days had our handyman not been there! Thanks G!!!

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Until next year!!

2013 Leader (and kids) Retreat

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Today is the day….our FIRST meeting of the new year!! Boy are we excited. It’s a day we look forward to with much anticipation (and a little stress!) but which we have planned over the course of several leader meetings, including our annual leader “retreat”.

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This year we did our retreat over the weekend of August 24th, which is a little later than usual but when you have 8 full-time working moms with BUSY families, you stick it on the calendar where it works! We spent HOURS sharpening about 45,000 pencils and testing 45,001 markers. 🙂 Then, sorting supplies and organizing the master calendar for the year. We have a great set of all-troop events scheduled for the year, some good ideas for badge work and, what we think will be, an amazing update to our very important “Self Esteem” program…now entering it’s 2nd year.

But…in addition to the work necessary to get the ball rolling on the troop year, we also have a lot of fun with our own kids!

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Thank you to Dr. and Mrs. Copeland for allowing us the use of your family’s cabin AGAIN! It is much appreciated and we always enjoy ourselves.

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Leader-Daughter Retreat

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At the end of the Summer, prior to the school year starting, the troop 2214 Leaders spend a weekend, at one of our family’s cabins. As we are all full-time, working moms, it is a great opportunity to plan out the basic calendar for the year. It’s also a good chance for all of us to spend some time with our kiddos before the hustle and bustle of the school year!

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