LETTERS HOME FROM SCOUT & GUIDE CAMP
"Laugh out loud! These should not be read by parents of a nervous disposition!" Amazon review
ABOUT "LETTERS HOME FROM SCOUT & GUIDE CAMP."
Going away on camp for the first time might initially seem to be a daunting experience for most young people. They are wrapped up in cotton wool from the day they are born until they finally leave home when they are, most likely, adults. Surely they are not going to survive on a week’s camp when there is no one to do their washing up, tidying up or laundry? No one is going to cook their food for them or tuck them up in bed. It’s all down to them.
But they do survive. And some of them survive rather too well, with the minimum of fuss and effort.
Then comes the letter home.
Unused to writing letters, they are usually keen to tell their parents or other relatives everything that is going on. They don’t cogitate, ponder or think beforehand. They just write. And when they write they put a child’s thoughts and feelings into an adult world. Uncensored and unstructured, these letters home can delight, infuriate and bewilder their recipients. They are often priceless works of literature to treasure forever.
Letters Home from Scout and Guide Camp includes extracts from one hundred of the best which will make you gasp, chortle, laugh and maybe even cry.
Cindy has brought her cat on camp and [guide leader] doesn’t know. She stuck it in our tent (six girls plus Cobweb - that’s the cat’s name) but she hadn’t brought any food for it. She said that she’ll just give it what we eat because cats are carnifores. Last night Cindy fed it with the leftovers from our chilli con carney and Daisy smuggled in some strawberry ice cream and in the night Cobweb was really sick all over Lucy’s sleeping bag with Lucy in it. This morning Lucy told [guide leader] but didn’t say it was Cobweb. Now Cindy’s been sent to the sick bay and Cobweb’s run away.
Love from Melissa xxx
MORE LETTERS HOME FROM SCOUT & GUIDE CAMP
"Brilliant! So funny and as a parent and leader you can relate so well to the scenarios." Amazon review
ABOUT "MORE LETTERS HOME FROM SCOUT & GUIDE CAMP."
They're back! More wonderful tales of what really goes on on camp that sometimes only the letter writer knows about.
Following on from Letters Homes from Scout and Guide Camp, this new edition More Letters... includes some longer letters that are every bit as funny as the first, if not more so, as the young people take us with them on their experiences at mostly international camps in the United Kingdom where there's plenty of time to do what scouts and guides do best - have fun free from the shackles of school and studies.
Stop telling me all the great things you've been up to whilst I'm away. I'm having a good time too but I would rather be eating at a round table in The Ivy than round a campfire in the undergrowth.
EVEN MORE LETTERS HOME FROM SCOUT & GUIDE CAMP
"In stitches...just so funny, all scout/ guide leaders should read this." Amazon review
ABOUT "EVEN MORE LETTERS HOME FROM SCOUT & GUIDE CAMP."
They're back! More wonderful tales of what really goes on on camp that sometimes only the letter writers themselves know about.
Following on from More Letters Home from Scout and Guide Camp, this new edition Even More Letters... includes some challenging letters that are every bit as funny as the previous two editions, as the young people take us with them on their experiences at mostly international camps in the United Kingdom where there's plenty of time to do what scouts and guides do best - have fun free from the shackles of school and studies, away from parents and palaver.
Last night a UFO flew over our heads and then it landed in the field next door. I couldn't sleep in case we was obducted by alans but no alans came and I'm still here but the UFO I think has gone but I didn't see or hear anything but that's not surprising if they're alans cos they now how to do these things.