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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Cooking camp

It’s always crazy trying to get organised for Scout camps, in amongst the chaos of other everyday commitments, but once I get there I find them quite restorative (especially if the weather is good, and you can pack the tents away dry!).

This weekend we took over 20 of our kids to camp (there were some comings and goings with sport and sickness), which allowed us to do lots of cooking in patrols and get a whole bunch of badgework done as well as have some fun. It was great to watch the Scouts working in teams on various things, without much adult intervention, and amusing to see them getting up to their usual crazy antics. And because of where we were we could make some fires (something that is harder for kids to experience these days).

And it was great to see kids’ satisfaction with achieving new things and finishing off some badges (we had a stack to give out on the following Wednesday night, which was nice).

Oh, and we could pack the tents away dry!

[I took many much better photos, but it’s just easier to use photos where you can’t identify the kids unless you know them really well.]

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