A big thing in my life is Scouting. Which is why I shall be able to write an essay length post about my history associated with it, the history of Scouting as an organisation and other minor tit-bits.
I have been an active member of the Scout Association since late 2005, early 2006. Having been involved in the Boys Brigade sections, the Anchor Boys and Junior Section for several years previous, this was a big jump. From one organisation that never went outside to another organisation that did go outside. Cos that what kids need when they are young; plenty of fresh air, friends and skills. Not to be cooped up in a church hall for 2 hours on a Wednesday night, listening to some old geezer go on about the bible and singing church songs.
I joined the 1st City of Aberdeen Scout Group, just around the corner from where I live. First off, I joined the 17th Cub Pack, but decided to go to the 1st when I found out their were more people from my school their. My Cub Pack was fantastic. I loved every minute of everything we did. It was brilliant. Everyone was friendly and everything was fantastic. Then Scouts came in late 2006, early 2007, an equally brilliant opportunity.
I never looked back when I joined the scouts. At first, yes, I was a little hesitant, but it’s only natural. Being plopped into a completely different society from the one you are accustomed to. Awful for an eight y.o.
Since the start, I have done many things. Celebrated the Cub Scouts 90th Birthday, celebrated Scoutings 100th Birthday. Been to Blair Atholl International Patrol Jamborette in 2010 and 2012. And met some very inspirational people at the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden in 2011. I have made many friends throughout the Scout association. I’m sure if you asked me to list them, they would all most likely be scouts. And for that, I wish to thank one man.
Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Association.
Thank you BP.
Moral for today: Let them play, for soon they will be older, and have less time to play.