With the economy not recovering as quickly as most people would like and everywhere charging for every little thing, I find that leaders are having a hard time finding a meeting place that will not charge a large amount of money. It is time to get creative in our thinking and our actions in a time of crisis. Girl Scouts is about forming the Leaders of Tomorrow. With that, we need to find a solution to a problem that will continue in years ahead. Once every place figures out they can charge and get away with it, we will lose some of the basic Community Services we are use to. It is time to stand up and dedicate some of our service hours as Girl Scouts to change the commuity and their thinking. I recommend bartering community service with a meeting place. All meeting places need a little help now and then. It would give our girls a sense of accomplishment and pride to give back in a direct way. Plus they can see what their hard work does as a result of having a place to meet. I hope as you read this, you too, can come up with other ideas and post them below. It would be helpful to all Girl Scout Leaders in the area.