Monday, February 20, 2006

Dropping like flies

The campout was last weekend to some caves nearby. As the days got closer I was having more and more leaders dropping out of the activity. Even my Venture Crew Advisor dropped out. I was a breath away from canceling the campout altogether but I knew I couldn't do it. The leader before me would cancel campouts all of the time and I didn't want to be like that. So, no matter what, we were going to have a campout even if we only had one Young Man.

As it turned out, our Varsity Team Leader stuck it out and came with me. We had 2 leaders and 5 young men on the Campout. It was bitter cold outside and a nice 55 degrees inside.

I really didn't get a chance to run the campout they way it should be done because of the lack of leaders but the YM had fun and got to know me a little better. I guess that counts for something.

I think it was also a test for me to see if I would break under pressure and I think the other leaders saw that I was going to have this campout with them or without them. They now see that these activities are important to me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO!!!!!!! That's the way to HANG in there. The thing that is soooooooo funny to me is that you HATE camping and scouting. I would think that this hatred would lead you to look for any reason to cancel a campout. This is showing me what your character is truly like.
You are awesome and a good example to me of what I should be doing with my calling.

Love ya,
Mel