Just to give you a worm’s-eye perspective, when The Darlin’ Daughter was of that age, she bailed on Girl Scouts because they were “boring.” She was much more interested in what her brother, two years her junior, was doing in Boy Scouts. She’d have joined Boy Scouts in a heartbeat, given the opportunity.
She has no questions about her gender, she knows she’s female, and has a husband and two kids to prove it, but she’s more interested in field craft and doing woodsy stuff than she is in learning how to make a crocheted doily.
But, bear in mind, that this is also the only third grader at her elementary school that knew how to field-strip, clean, and re-assemble a 1911-A1. (She had a odd up-bringing. What can I say, she’s my daughter!)
At any rate, it sounds like the exodus from Girl Scouting is a self-inflicted injury.
Anyway, enjoy today, tomorrow will probably be worse.
Fortunately, there’s nothing preventing her from enjoying the outdoors on the same level as any scout. And that’s true for anybody of any age. Although the Царица was a (gold) Girl Scout herself, she agrees that the modern program lacks authenticity. However, she capitalized on everything she could outside of scouts to spend time outdoors. Today, as many of you know, the Царица is an avid fisherwoman, hiker, camper, and loves archery and firearms. She doesn’t hunt, although she’d love to use her bow to bag a turkey for us to eat. Never learned any of that in scouts…she just associates with people who can teach her things, and she learned everything she could.
And there’s nothing unusual about a third grader fieldstripping a 1911…you might find that lots of boys and girls know how to do it. And I mean lots. Anyway, you’re doing everything right as a parent, as the Czar sees it, and you better get some really nice gifts from the family this holiday season.