童军补上了生活的缺口

前两天,童军领袖寄来了春季的活动。

我很庆幸,对于 11 岁的儿子,我们家里所不足的,童军恰恰补了上去。

我们家,两个读书人,不很会玩。过去几年,偶尔去野营、登山,周末也常到户外散步。但是,这是远远不够的。

我很欣赏一些好动的英国家庭,老往户外跑,踢足球、打橄榄球,老天一出太阳就驱车到海边去吹海风,懂得享受悠闲。

我们这个不算太好动的家庭,只生了一个儿子,偏偏这个儿子又特别享受独处,厌恶任何要和别人进行身体接触的运动,对足球极度反感。学校有任何团体活动,如舞会、看电影,他都拒绝参加。去年学校运动会,我去看他参加一个两分钟的活动 (每人一定要参加至少一项),他勉强射击了一下,剩下的时间,我看见他一个人坐在草地上的一角,拔草,拔草,拔草,什么也不理,不和别人说话,哪管阳光下孩子和家长的欢呼叫嚷声。

不爱运动会

不过,我很不解的是,这个怪胎,竟然喜欢参加童军。两个月前,他升格为 Scout  (从 Beaver, 到 Cub, 才到 Scout)。

童军今年春季的活动,如下:

Friday 24th February – Pancake Night. Non-uniform. Please bring in £1 each to go towards provisions. 吃 pancake 之夜。免穿制服,

 Friday 2nd March – Hursley to Shawford Night Hike. Uniform is to be worn, but bring a coat, hat, gloves, walking boots and head torch. 长途步行。穿制服,要穿外套、戴帽、戴手套、穿步行靴,还要具备头戴式手电筒。

 Friday 9th March – First Aid and Games night. Please bring any traditional games in on the night. 急救和游戏之夜。还要带些传统游戏去玩。

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th MarchIsle of Wight Experdition Challenge. 到怀特岛步行两天。不过,参加人数太多,儿子年龄较小,今年没选上。

Friday 16th March – Super Scout Night. 超级童军之夜

 Friday 23rd March – St Georges Day Knight making. We will be constructing armour and weaponry for the forthcoming district Parade. Please bring in any boxes, cardboards, etc.   St George  之夜,制作骑士。要制作武器和盔甲等。

Friday 30th March – Basketball/Volley Ball Night. We will meet down at Fleming Park Leisure Centre at 1930hrs. Please wear sports kit and bring a bottle of water. We will then hike back to the HQ, so make sure you have a coat. 篮球、排球之夜。在运动中心集合,运动后要徒步回巢。

Saturday 1st April – Hocombe Mead Easter Event. We have been invited to help out at this annual event between 1300-1530hours. Participation will go towards the Community Challenge Award. 复活节活动--服务社区,可获得社区服务徽章。

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Janet Williams 張玉雲

I am Janet Williams, an academic living in the southeast of England. I blog about culture, history, languages and my community. I created Chandler's Ford Today. During my spare time, I make Origami. Thank you for stopping by.

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