sleepyjohn00 (sleepyjohn00) wrote,

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up with the moon, down with the moon

Due to a feat of scheduling brilliance at the Scout office, both of the training events I work were scheduled for this weekend.    The High Adventure Training Core course, where I am quartermaster, and the annual adult training day, where I offered to teach two courses. 

Fortunately (in every sense of the  word), I have a magnificent Wife, who was willing to cover Core while I was off at the other event.

So, this morning, after a night of Bad Sleeping, out the door at 6:30 to get to the office and start coffee and breakfast,.  The full moon was just setting over the Berkeley hills, magnificent.  Got that going.  My Wife took over at 8, I drove over to DVC for the adult training gig.  No, your course doesn't begin at 9, it begins at 8:40.  It's 8:30.  Crud muffins.  Whip out the laptop with my PowerPoint presentation.  The DVC projector won't sync with it.  The DVC tech support guy can't find the problem.  OK, that's why we print handouts.  He got me a thumb drive, so I copied the presentation for the second course onto it.  The DVC computer will not read the thumb drive.  PowerPoint is, in fact designed to convey souls to hell.  

Anyway.  The courses went well.  The dutch-oven stew for the Core people was unanimously approved.  Got  the office cleaned up and drove home at 5, with the rising full moon just coming in view around the Diablo range.  My feet are in very much pain, but it was worth it.

AND.  The Big Deal of the Day, possibly of the year for me:

The Path of the Paddle is LIVE  It is an official, BSA-sponsored program, available to any troop or crew who wants to get onto the water.  Three years of work, and it's launched.   The reception from the Scouters I was teaching was very positive.  Now, let's see who actually does it...

Tags: paddlesports, quartermaster, scouts, training

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