Yes, I'm afraid that this weekend's special "Campfire Revival" for the Beaker Scouts has gone much as we expected.
They turned up at the Moot House, as nobody had told them it had burned down. And they had guessed the service was last night, not this evening, because the leaders hadn't read the leaflet. They didn't know our camping field isn't illuminated, so they stumbled around in the dark. And, not having read the forecast, they came with just sleeping rolls and no tents, to "be able to fall asleep looking at the stars."
They have all gone off, bedraggled, wet, and hungry - they didn't know our kitchens are closed for a refurb.
Don't get me wrong. I know they're important. But they're very hare work, the uninformed youth organisations.