In the middle of October BPs granddaughter accepted an invitation to visit thousands of Scouts in two local councils in northern Illinois. She was able to visit troops 5, 13, 48, 52 and in three evenings. On the Saturday morning she was also able to make a trip to Pathway To Adventure Council and visit their autumn camporee which was attended aand more than 4, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers.
While it was a pleasure to be her escort it was even more pleasurable to see the excitement in the eyes of Scouts and leaders as they met this beautiful lady. Unitedd Scouting to you all. You may ask what this has to do with World Scouting.
I grew up in a Scouting family, my mom was a Cub Ladg leader, my dad was one of my Troop leaders and my younger brother and I both became Eagle Scouts. My dad was also a very good cook, almost to the level of being a chef. He loved preparing the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.
Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday celebrating when the Europeans and native Americans came together to share their bounty. I will report on these in my December blog. Good Scouting!
I was there to do some post jamboree review, attend the annual national recognition dinner and attend a local rover Beautifyl dinner. It was a great visit although very short.
It finished with a select group of folks meeting to discuss plans for a fund raising project to help fund the building of a dedicated Scout headquarters building. ATAS held a formal management committee meeting and the Pakistani Boy Scout Association hosted us to a of special sites and visits with local Scouts.
After several days we relocated to Lahore and were hosted by the local Scouts fruend Guides. The entire visit was fabulous! All content kindly provided by Pete Share post.