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We had our last meeting with our scouts. It was pitch black and everyone was dressed to be outdoors, they have learned that this is indeed how we do this.

We quickly gathered the youngest who have never been on event like this before, and they must have their own torch. It’s the big thing with the scout finishing, everyone gets a torch, which burns for real.
It is always great for a child (and big kids of about 41 years …) to get their own torch, especially when it’s the first time.

Safety rules are important, even more now that there are so many that have their down jackets on. Or even worse, fleece jackets.

After the briefing we all went to opposite starting point, the idea is that all the groups come from different directions and meet at the same time at the scout hut.
I went with the youngest (cubscout) and we kept perfect time, we arrived just as we should.
And helped the older group (scouts) to know how they would go in the ring so that it was a great big ring with lots of torches.
Those who were last, the oldest group (explorers/network). I wonder if I could use the excuse that they are teenagers or that it was simply poor planning by their leaders…
I am satisfied with saying that they were in place at the right time.

To top the evening, all threw down their torches in a barrel, which lit a spectacular sight when the fire was going properly.
When our President Benny had held his annual speech, it was buns, gingerbread and lemonade for all. I was happy and enjoyed the full features of having been a part of this scoutcorps and rejoice with the younger Scouts.

It has been a wonderful scouting year.

See you soon all the scouts.

/ Patric

Author: Patric Brask

Patric är en stolt pappa till två underbara barn och har arbetat med barn och ungdomar i över 25 år. I sin debutbok har Patric samlat upp mycket av den erfarenhet och pedagogik som har har lärt sig och använd under alla år han har arbetat med och uppfostrat barn. Som läsare får du en inblick i Patrics värld och den vardag han lever i och med barnen. Han ger dig tillgång till den pedagogik han själv har byggt upp och använder med framgång i sitt arbete. Boken är skriven på ett målande och levande sätt med inspirerande och konkreta exempel. Genom boken får du som förälder pedagogiska, enkla och fungerande råd och tips om hur du kan behålla ditt lugn och få dina barn att lyssna på dig. Patric håller också kurser om föräldraskap och barnuppfostran.

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