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Rain at Cub Scout Camp

So we are at Cub Scout Camp and it is raining. Rain was predicted for a week in advance. A rain coat was on the packing list that was sent out multiple times. It rains 9 months out of the year, here. Naturally, most of the scouts do not have a rain coat.

For the record: a cotton hoodie does not rapell water. At all.

Anyway, this really doesn't matter because the kids stand in the rain without any coat and get soaked. This is the conversation that we have with every scout:

Leader: It is raining. Where is your jacket?

Scout: huh?

Leader: Your jacket or coat or poncho. Where is it?

Scout: I don't have one.

Leader: I am sure that you have a jacket. Where is it?

Scout: I a) lost it, b) left it at the craft lodge/archery range/in the woods, or c) I only brought a sweater.

I am off to the nearest convenience store to buy a box of trash bags so we can make ponchos.



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