We added a new camp to our summer rotation this year…Cub Scout Day Camp! We are a relatively new scouting family so none of us has any experience with this camp. Naturally, I, the least skilled person in matters of archery, shooting sports and fishing, am the scout leader for our pack for this expedition! Also, as the least experienced camp person, the boys also let me know what I am supposed to be doing. Many of them have been to camp for years.
It seems a common problem in scouting in 2019 that the people with all the scout skills are also the people who work full-time to support their families. That leaves a pool of eager but unskilled volunteers to do the actual scouting work with the children. Fortunately, there are a couple of key skilled volunteers to help at each station.
Today, the boys and I struggled in the heat going from station to station. A common refrain from the boys was “When is this over? I want to go home to my Xbox/Fornite/computer.” But by the end of the day, they were having a rousing game of 20 questions and getting excited about shooting BB guns.
I came home exhausted and took a good nap. But we are ready to pack up and do it all again tomorrow!