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    Just a little moan

    Feel free to have a moan of your own too if you want

    Tonight was pretty rubbish. It was one of those evenings, where the kids didn't listen, several were disruptive, the game didn't work the way I'd hoped, everything took longer than it should so we didn't have time to do all the stuff etc.etc. plus I feel pretty rotten with a cold.

    Just wanted a lil whinge

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    There's nothing wrong with wanting a little grumble... just you, or did all of the leaders feel the same way???
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    Have weeks like that sometimes - often the YP's think those are the best weeks!!

    Always seems worse if you are under the weather to start off with
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    Recently had 2 weeks like that felt like banging my head against the wall, then this week evening ran like a dream, kids even stayed to finish off stuff instead of running out the door. brilliant!!!!!
    then to cap it all some of my scouts got up very early sunday to help local chamber of trade tidy up after charity firework display,they worked for several hours and still managed to make me very proud at the 3 o'clock Armistice Day Parade in front of 2000 people by being perfectly turned out. All but two (who were ill) attended.
    So kids/scouts i'll never figure them out ....but at least their not boring!!

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    That's one of the reasons i do scouts!!!
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    I am a leader in two groups... two very different ones... one has arround 30 boys (20-30 attend regularily), the other has maybe 12, the majority of which are girls... Its terrible... i often find that somethink that has worked wonderfully with one troop flops with the other.... i was acctually quite supprised when last week making toffee apples was sucha hit i suppose i had to hit and win atleast once with my tuesday troop hehe its REALLY infuriating![/end moan]
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    We often get evenings like that were kids mess about theres only 5 of them aswel it gets me down sometimes its like do you want to learn or just mess bout they only moan when they dont get badges its like well if u did the work like the ones who listen then you would have an arm full of badges!!


    My cub meeting last night went well though aparently!! i dont remeber much of it!! we was teaching them 1st aid!! 15 mins after we start i fall over and give myself concussion (not on purpose) aparently after i got taken up the hosp they really wanted to learn 1st aid and cant wait till next week!! They thought i was acting because it was 1st aid evening!! xx
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    Sounds like you inspired them kimmy... well done! They just sometimes need the right incentive - hope your feeling better now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heron View Post
    Sounds like you inspired them kimmy... well done! They just sometimes need the right incentive - hope your feeling better now!
    I still dont feel right and the egg on my head is annoying me i just hope they decide to behave now for rest of 1st aid i dont think i wana get concussion or anything else anymore xx
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    We all have nights like that and sometimes we think 'why do we bother?'. Next week go through what you expect of them and any code of conduct you have. Keep your chin up!
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    Every week used to be like that for us! But since getting them to write a code of conduct and run a traffic light system we only usually get a few who go slightly crazy each week and generally a few minutes timeout works for them. I'm not quite sure what we'll do next time we get them all not listening!

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    As said, we all have nights like that.

    Isn't it strange how, sometimes, a meeting that has been thrown together at the last minute (ie when something else planned goes awry for reasons beyond your control) can turn out to be some of the best you do, even though it's perhaps a little 'last minute'?!

    Yet other times, you prepare properly over a week or two beforehand and it just doesn't work as you hoped.

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    Thanks guys. Kimmy, I hope you feel better now - I'm sure our cubs would think that was brilliant and be inspired too.

    As a team, we all felt the same. It was my own fault really cause I expected (hoped) for too much from them, and was trying out a game that had looked good on paper, but didn't have the desired effect.

    Most of our evenings are pretty good though, so I'm not feeling sorry for myself anymore.

    :-)

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    Don't you review your meetings afterwards?
    We review ours in the pub and a poor meeting takes longer to review

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airobat View Post
    Don't you review your meetings afterwards?
    We review ours in the pub and a poor meeting takes longer to review
    I sometimes wish we did the same. Unfortunately, my 2 ACSLs both have sons in the pack and really need to get home. It wouldn't be much of a review with one sad old g.. sitting there with his pint or two, wondering where it all went wrong!
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