Oh crap, oh crap, oh crap! (#100DaysofScouting, Day 16)


I am seriously freaking out right now.  Several months ago, we scored an epic win by scheduling Troop 572 to do our AOL ceremony at Blue & Gold.  572 has hands down the best AOL ceremony around.  We were all really pleased about this (okay, except the CM who is also a leader or three with Troop 718 and the leadership at Troop 718 who thought we should automatically have them do every ceremony for us all the time).

Today we’re getting down into the final stages of preparation for Saturday’s Blue & Gold Banquet, and our Advancement Chair sends an email to the Scoutmaster from Troop 572 to check in if they need anything from us.  And the response we get back a little while later on (about an hour and a half ago) was that they have a conflict and cannot make our event.  CRAP!

So what to do, what to do?  Our OA chapter would likely not be willing to do a ceremony on such short notice…that is, if they were willing to do ceremonies at all.  I’ve asked in the past and have been told that they only do ceremonies for their own use, not for anyone else.  So much for the nice American Indian themed ceremony I think, unless we can pull something together in the next 72 hours…

(10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1…okay, I am calm.)

We’ll need to get cracking on either finding a replacement Troop or writing our own ceremony it seems.  Guess I know what I’m doing for most of my free time the next few days.

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  • Scoutsigns  On February 23, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    ARRRGGGGGHHHHHHHH!

    I’ve had so little success in getting the OA to help with Cubs I haven’t even asked in the 3 years.

    Doesn’t sound very Scout-y to back out of a long-term commitment…sorry you are having this issue.

    Do you have any other Native American options in the area? Local college or community college may have a club or a professor that can help you out. Or a local heritage group?

    A quick Google scan of your local newspapers might give you a couple of leads.

    Best of luck, and let us know how it turns out…I’m sure it will show up in a future 100 Days post!

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