Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Getting to know them

So last weekend was my first proper camp with the scouts (the family camp didn't really count). While it's true that I knew many of them from cubs it's also true that kids change as they get older and it's also true that you see a different side to the same kids when they are asked to step up a level and take more responsibility both for themselves and for each other. They responded pretty well. Some have some skills to learn, others need to learn to do what they can already do quicker, the fact is though that despite faults in what they could and couldn't do their attitude was truly magnificent.

We hear so much these days about kids are rubbish and useless and have a bad attitude, and these kids do exist, yet I also know a bunch of kids who will work their arses off and I am incredibly proud of all of them (even our resident pyro who wouldn't leave the fires alone, even he worked hard). It's also nice to just get to know them properly personally, see what makes them all tick and develop that relationship of trust that leaders need with their scouts.

My scouts have so much potential, and I'm looking forward to telling you about it!

5 comments:

Bucket of Tongues said...

Yeah, one of the greatest feelings in the world. Seeing potential unfurl like that - maybe because I did Scouts (rather than Cubs), I think they show it much more clearly. But all kids have it, and when it comes together at a good camp, it's fantastic. Keep up the good work!

Putz said...

from this bog post you seem to be doing a take off on my comment about how keen british kids are from their american counterparts, and you are right about how so many of them step up to the challlege...

Putz said...

p.s. also, reminds me of the song from south pacific,,,,,getting to know them, getting to know all about them, getting to like them and knowing that they like you, isn't it wonderful?????

Putz said...

oh one more thing, my liberal politics have gotten me in trouble with your countryman thud, but i still get along with snuffy, i have got to quit bashing with people like candle{collective wishes if you want to see what the enimie looks like, you ought to stop by and see what his satire looks like and remember that he states a liberal position in order to make fun of it...he is a liar like the daily mail}

Candle said...

Quit lying about me Putz, all I do is spread the truth and call for the erradication of all right wingers. I mean jeepers...