Why does the camping have to get more difficult every time. I have been involved with scouts as a volunteer leader for over 15 years. I seemed at first things went pretty smoothly I showed up taught the boys a few things and then we came home. Now it seems even with over a couple of months of pre planning everything seems to come down to the last minute and that last minute is starting to take up a couple days. This time the older boys decided they wanted to go kayaking. Which I was glad because it is something they planned and were excited about. But getting all those kayaks transported was a last minute ordeal and took up way too much time.
Another thing that is really taking all the fun out of volunteering is the attitude by all the boys they want the fun of the campouts but don’t want to do any of the work to make the campout happen. They all complain about having to clean up, prepare food, move stuff around. I realize I have gotten lazy and just started doing things, which in the end just makes me upset. But it’s my own fault. It’s nice to have adults that will help, but they when the do what the boys should be doing. It just makes things harder. I should give it all up, I am not really sure why at this point I don’t. Luckily there isn’t another campout until August or September.