Re: Interlink 94 (Non-sleeping Scouters)
Mike D Tester (mike@MIKET.DEMON.CO.UK)
Thu, 13 Oct 1994 18:29:04 +0000
Sleeping at Scout camp is art, of which I have become well practiced.
Many Scouters who dread the first night at Camp, the first
night at Interlink was know different. I recalled hearing the
greater spotted harmonica singing from its nest at about 23.30.
Later to be silenced.
On the first night at camp I'm usually so clapped out, I drop into
the land of nod, as soon as I am in my sleeping bag. (The nightmares
And usually sleep through most things.
The following morning is another matter, I normally like to be up
before every one else certainly before the boys. As I'm none
to brilliant in the early morning, taking several mugs of tea
before I reach the primate stage of becoming human. Interlink
presented me with a problem, was I going to make it up before the
He was up like a lark, and I was still dead to the world.
Fortunatly if you stand Jock The Bagpipes at the Gilwell Reunion, you
stand anything. So I got up to face the world, only to find almost every
one else still out cold. Great, early morning tea in peace. Peace can not
go on for ever, as the Troop and I will soon need feeding, so get
your own back time.
Getting the boys to bed may be difficult, getting them up is
nearly impossible. Fortunatly fear works well. Namely me singing to
them, nothing can stand that.
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