quillandink Posted November 16, 2019 Share Posted November 16, 2019 So I am a girl in a scout troop with all guys. I'm joining a scouts BSA girl troop in my area, but until other girls actually start joining I'm attending meetings and campouts with the troop that my brothers are in. I'm usually really quiet—I don't talk a lot during meetings and most of the boys don't really talk to me. Except about a month ago, right after the opening flag ceremony, this guy standing next to me just turns to me and says "how are you?". I answer, awkwardly of course, and then he walks away to start the activity. He kept doing this at every meeting, just a greeting and then he would walk away. I would think nothing of it except that none of the other boys pay that much attention to me. There was a troop campout last weekend that we both went on. We were in separate buildings, and my bunk was separated from the boys, but it was right next to the door to the room they were in, so anyone going there had to pass me. I was reading a book on my bed, and the guy came in two separate times and stopped at my bed on his way into the back room. One time he asked me what book I was reading and one time he offered me a pistachio from his snack bag. That same camping trip at lunch, I was sitting at a table with a few other guys and the same guy came in and sat down next to me. He definitely could have sat somewhere else, but he sat next to me. He asked me what I was doing in school, and when I told him I was homeschooled, he said that he thought I would like public school. Just then there was a burst of noise and I got distracted, but a few seconds later he said it again. I was so taken aback that I literally said "I'm gonna stop you right there", told him why I wouldn't like public school, and then the conversation died out. I'm kicking myself now because I realize he was trying to start a conversation and I unintentionally shut it down. Then the meeting after the camping trip, I was sitting in the corner reading over the scout handbook to see what requirements I had to work on. Everyone else was out playing a game except me and him. He came over and sat down next to me and asked what requirements I needed help with, and we were sitting there for a good ten minutes working on requirements before everyone else came back in. So this guy is really friendly to everyone, but I've never seen him with other girls because I only know him through scouts. He's also a youth leader, and talks to everyone in the troop. So I don't know why he's coming up to me so much. Is he just being friendly, or does he like me? Link to comment
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