Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
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12 of 12, March 2012

Having joined up with a Scout troop in the last few weeks, it was nice to be able to attend a camp not long after (it’s much easier to do all that mutual “getting to know you” stuff in a camp situation, especially because I think kids are more accepting of the fact that a new leader is slightly “eccentric” when this is encountered on camp rather than over several regular troop nights).

Thus it was that I attended the 49th (and my first) Scout and Guide regatta down at Snug, about 30 minutes south of Hobart, on the March long weekend. Since the 12th fell on the early part of the March long weekend last year, and because of the way the calendar works, the 12th still fell on the March long weekend this year despite the fact that I have now moved and the Scout camp I am attending is different (the date thing wouldn’t have been true several years ago, when Tassie and Victoria had their March long weekends at different times).

One of the nice things about joining a Sea Scout group is that I get to learn a whole bunch of new water-y things, such as sailing and rowing and stuff. (In fact, this is one of the cool things about being a Scout leader (or being “in” Scouts) in general: you get to do things you might not otherwise have a chance to do.)

So, on this 12 of 12, the blue tent attends another camp, I go rowing, I deal with the post-camp necessities, and I receive good news from my old Scout troop who were also camping this weekend. The photos are here.

1 comment to 12 of 12, March 2012

  • So in a field of exceptional Scouting weekends, did it come middle of the field? That seems to be a theme! Looks like it was a great weekend and a nice new troup.

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