We give factory tours at Seven Cycles quite often--at least a couple times each week. Some visitors are difficult to forget. Recently, one such unforgettable group was a troup of Brownies. When they first contacted us I thought, "That'll be interesting..." Well, it was a lot more than interesting.
In the early afternoon on the day they were to arrive, while working with my head buried in my laptop, I heard a youthful ruckus in the office; about twenty-five 10ish-year old girls, and a few Brownie leaders, came trundling into our showroom. While we give tours to families with children--it's not uncommon--this was the first time we have so many kids with so much enthusiastic energy.
We gave a pair of safety glasses to each Brownie...
...and then seperated them into two groups because there was so many of them; lots of pink pullovers and ponytails.
It was great to see so much excitement from so many; they were enthusiastic to see sights they had never seen before. Maybe we are looking at our next generation of welding artisans...
The highlight for us Seveneers may have been the prepared and practiced farewell songs the Brownies sang for their tour guides: Karl B. and Rob M. It was pretty amazing to hear twenty-five young girls rambunctiously and proudly sharing their singing talents with us after we shared our frame building profession with them.
And then, when it couldn't get any better, what did they do? They gave boxes and boxes of tasty Girl Scout Cookies.
The Brownies may have visted us for a learning experience, but I bet it was all of us Seveneers that really learned something.