Just letting off a little steam, not in a bad way, just, brain going a mile a minute and felt like typing.
102 candidates were elected or nominated by troops in our district.
about 65 attended the call out, a little less than I would have liked but still pretty good for a stand alone event that didn't have a camporee attached
we have 76 candidates registered for the ordeal, that is more than I can remember from the last couple of years. my estimate was only for 75, so, I'm short a lodge flap and handbook. Fortunately, I have a couple of leftover sashes.
133 total registrations when you add the cook crew, ceremonies team, brotherhood candidates, Elangomats, and general staff
The stress is really coming from the government as the ordeal is at a national park and the rangers would have to remove us Saturday morning if the government shuts down. But the news of the hour makes that seem a little less likely.
With so many candidates, the ceremonies will have to be done multiple times.
I know it is what we advisers do, but putting teenagers in charge of a $7500 budget is still hard to wrap my head around.
It's going to be great!