Scouting, Scouting, Everywhere!
Why camping? Because his first camping trip will be in two weeks! Then his second camping trip is in May, with his third camping trip in June (with a white water rafting trip), which explains why Terry picked this particular troop in the first place.
Last night was the Parent Informational Meeting for the Boy Scout troop. For two hours, we sat and learned about the First Year Scout program (put together by the troop itself, not BSA), summer camp, what camping gear we need to buy, how to contain our panic when our sons learn to use a pocket knife, a bow saw, an axe, and matches, and how the boys run the troop. My head is still swimming a bit at all of the information. :-)
As for Girl Scouts, my term as the Murdock school troop organizer begins soon. I am trying to meet with the resigning troop organizer to pick her brain and get a better idea of what I am going to be doing. I am also trying to re-register my troop. So far, I know of two girls who will not be joining next year. But I think the other 8 will return - yeah!
Seriously, folks, scouting really is ancient Latin for "paperwork".