Ha! I mean "trained" as in "did all the relevant online courses on the scout website" and "sitting through boring miniclasses at roundtable and district training days". Six hours plus of Cub Scout rules, policies, den meeting tips, ideas, silly songs and more incentives than I can shake a quiet stick at. And all I got was a little patch. It's okay though. My trainer had a patch on her shirt that said "Overtrained". LOL
I'm finding that:
1) Long term Scout leaders are a breed apart: crazy for little awards and recognition; they eat, sleep, and breathe boyish fun; the more patches on their uniforms the better. Good people.
2) Just because I like to plan things out months in advance doesn't mean others do too.
3) It seems that boys love anything gross, disgusting, messy, loud, and slip-on-a-banana-peel funny.
4) Good news: I look good in uniform. Bad news: I look like my dad in uniform.
My first den meeting is two days away. I hope the boys are a good audience, I'd hate to crash and burn my first day. I'm going to try one of my dad's camp songs:
Great big gobs of green, greasy gopher guts,
Chopped up birdy feet,
Contaminated monkey meat,
Twenty-four quarts of all-purpose, porpoise pus,
And me without a spoon!
Do you think 8-10 year old boys would like that? I hope so.