Probably one for the parents amongst you (I am still a DINKY!)
Anyway, I have my first 4 scouts that are motivated enough, sensible enough and trained enough to do their expedition challenge. We had a good talk about it over summer camp, we came up with a weekend in October that looked good to do it before the weather got a bit chilly or days too short, came up with some outline ideas of what they should be doing etc. I suggested to them that they come back to scouts in September with some idea of what exactly they wanted to do and where on the basis that I wanted them to use a manned camp site over night and that I reserved the right to over rule anything. So far, so good.
In the mean time I have emailed all 4 sets of parents telling them what was being planned and inviting comments and questions. The result?
Now I happen to know that none of them are on holiday and 3 of the 4 sets are quite good at responding to things.
What I suspect is that I have a group of parents who are somewhat concerned (and to be fare quite reasonably, I imagine that it is probably a little disconcerting having your kid camp without adults for the first time).
So for all you parents out there (or leaders that have gone through this before).... what questions of both the intelligent and not so intelligent varierty am I likely to be fielding when we get back in September? (for info it is 4 year 8 girls wanting to do this. 2 will be 13 by October, 2 will still be 12) Forewarned is four armed and all that!