Wednesday 14 June 2006

For once, the grass isn't greener

Corwin is doing Cub Scout day camp this week. This is an all day affair, starting at 7:45 and going until 4:30 In order for a scout to attend, a parent must agree to spend at least one day as the chaperone for a gang of eight boys. Today was my day (although I managed to have nine boys — on the other hand, one of the boys’ mom was along, which was some help).

I don’t want to say too harsh things about the boys, because I have in fact seen much worse, but it did make me appreciate Corwin, who was the most cooperative and obedient of the boys. I would probably do it again, because if I had known ahead of time how things would be, there are a number of amerloriatives I could have prepared.

In the end, though, Corwin seems to be enjoying the experience so I’ll just smile ruefully and move on.

Posted by Dad about Corwin at 20:41 | Ping URL

When Keith was in scouts last year, he was in a wild den of boys whose denleader failed to assert any authority over them. The whole Akela concept went straight out the window. I love scouts, but I’m glad Keith decided to take a hiatus from it. We still built a pinewood car though.

Posted by: Keith's Dad on 15 June 2006 at 16:42

These guys weren’t wild. They were the opposite of wild, a bit more boyish enthusiasm would have been good. I tried the buddy system but that was completely hopeless. Sometimes it wouldn’t last even 20 feet before I could call out one of the boys’ name, ask “where’s your buddy?” and get a blank stare back. Corwin wasn’t any better about that than the others, unfortunately.

Still, it could have been much worse, it could have been like Keith’s den :-).

Posted by: Dad on 15 June 2006 at 21:26
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