I’m not a volunteer. I get paid handsomely for my work. I get a day’s wages and more every time a young person genuinely says thankyou, every time I see that light in a young person’s eye that says “I get it now”, every time a young person passes on skills they’ve learnt to someone else, every time I see a young person find the courage to try something new, every time I see a young person grow to be stronger than they were, every time I see a young person be unafraid to show the world who they really are, and every time I see a young person make this world a better place. If you’re having doubts about volunteering to help young people – don’t – just do it.
We had our first virtual troop camp this weekend – Friday night into Saturday, and it was absolutely brilliant. As leaders we enjoyed it, and it was obvious the Scouts enjoyed it, but what was even better was some of the feedback afterwards.