Just be yourself by Mary Bard

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Mary Bard's heart was as big as her daughters' eyes as they begged her to do something please so they could be Brownies like all their friends. The only troop was full. At Girl Scout Headquarters, the officials were sympathetic. We need leaders. Why don't you take a troop? I have no training, hedged Mary. To which they replied, Just Be Yourself! And so the author was off to one of the funniest, most heart warming and frantic years of her life. Mary Bard is the sister of Betty Mac Donald of the Egg and I fame. Mary claims Betty egged her on to write this book. It is long out of print but is a funny read. I first read it when I was a Brownie. My Mother a leader kept it near her bedside for years. I bought it as a memory of my Mother and found it laugh out loud funny. It is an account of how Mrs.Jay became a Brownie leader and her first year as a leader. It is placed in the mid 50's but little has changed. If you like Jean Kerr you will like this one.
 

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Published January 1, 1956 by Lippincott. 255 pages
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The author's adventures and lessons learned in leading a Brownie troop involve her own three girls, the taking over of pregnant Mrs. Burton's group, and the concurrent activities-indoors and out- of a full Brownie year.

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