I have just updated my status on Facebook:
Just one more sleep until the start of a weekend of Scouting madness. Get a few leader tents up tomorrow evening, then get food, gear, ridge tents and other tentage to Broadstone Warren to make camp proper on Friday. Cubs arriving 18:30-19:00. Fun and games (and it looks like rain at times) on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday a.m. Screaming starts Sunday p.m. as we try to break camp with tired cubs and leaders. If the canvas comes down dry, happy days. Otherwise more mayhem at the Scout Hut and a re-jigging of the programme for Monday's "normal" pack meeting.
Nothing like a relaxing weekend....
Enjoy yours Good People ---- Ours will be brilliant.
Scouting is something we enjoy and believe in. I think that our putting in a shift gives the Young People something that modern times does not always allow - a chance to do something out of the ordinary. A bit of a challenge and ultimately the opportunity to give new things a try.
We can't expect everyone to be brilliant at everything, but surely not shying away from something simply because it is unfamiliar and giving citizens the confidence to try "as best as you can" has to be a good thing for the individual and society at large.
And in other news...
I am still coughing a bit (more than I would want going into the camp) but I am hopeful that by the start of the World Cup I will have won the battle.