Wakeup came early on Saturday. I was up at 6:30am, getting ready for the final day of our big fundraising event … mulch delivery. Sales were up this year, with quite a few repeat customers. I arrived at the church to meet the rest of the Troop at 7:45 and we quickly got under way loading the smaller pickups and trailers for local deliveries. The two large Ryder trucks left for our supplier to pick up more 2-cubic foot bags.
This continued, over and over again, all day, with the full trucks making the rounds, the Scouts delivering the bags at each customer’s house, and then back to resupply with more mulch. There were a few breaks when the trucks had to pick up another load and for lunch, but everyone kept pretty busy all day. The final bag of mulch was placed in a customer’s driveway at 6:30pm that evening.
That wasn’t the end of the day, however! Myself and Bruce, along with four Scouts were at Sandy Bottom Nature Park at 7:30pm for the Pack 11 Arrow of Light and WEBELOS crossover. Of course, I forgot the Troop flag and had to run back to the church to pick it up . Anyway, to make a long story short, we welcomed three new members into the Troop, finally getting home at 9pm, making for a very long day.
The first weekend in May, we’re backpacking on the C&O Canal … leave early Saturday morning, drive to the DC area, on the trail around 10am, camp Saturday night on the trail, and then backpack to the destination for the trip home on Sunday. Springtime is just full of activities!
Yours in Scouting,