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.