Working it out
Our troop has worked things out. The girls made suggestions for a behavior contract and I typed it up this past week, adding the Girl Scout promise and law at the top, because except for trip-specific details, almost everything that should be expected of girls is in the promise and law.
I sent it to my coleader to see what she thought, and she liked it. She'd been hesitant at first because it wasn't very organic, meaning, it made our group a lot more official than she (or I) felt comfortable with. But she read it and liked it and decided that we should bring it up over lunch on our upcoming trip. We should go over it together as a troop and make the pledge to follow it, together.
This is why my coleader and I are so well matched. I have a high tolerance for paperwork and love to teach skills, while she really understands how 9 year old girls work. Thank goodness, because otherwise I'd probably be running the troop like a police state. Just my natural tendency. I'm a former middle school math teacher.
So we're headed out to a field trip Saturday, hoping for good weather. And by the end, hoping fences are mended and we can move on, together.