A Dimitri-1strappedboy Production
Because you are self employed and don't have to take vacation time unlike the rest of the Troop leadership, you serve as Scoutmaster for the week of Summer Camp that your Troop spends there. The regular Scoutmaster and the other assistants all spend just a day or two each as they are able and so you are there for the full week with the boys. You have been an Assistant Scoutmaster for many years with your troop and have groomed them to be rather 'spit and polish', with a high degree of scout spirit; your guys are very enthusiastic!
When you get to the campsite you take a look at the group encamped next to you. The boys over there are kind of disheveled looking and quite opposite in flavor from your troop. In the spirit of brotherhood, a few of your scouts go over to offer them some help in setting up their site and are, at this point quietly rebuffed.
As the week progresses, the troop next door has started to show itself as rather a bunch of bums; there are food wrappers near tents and they do not observe proper campsite etiquette such as requesting permission to enter your site. They just stroll on through. Your scouts are beginning to resent this just a bit and some commentary gets made by your own boys. You should have quelled the riot before it got started, but you did not.
By Tuesday the other troop has started making remarks about 'that bunch of stuck ups next door' which does not go down well at all with the entire troop and tempers are starting to grow.
Wednesday is family night. In your unit, the kids' parents bring a covered dish and they eat in the campsite and the boys share what they've learned and what they are doing with their folks. Since your own boys are here with you they see this as free time. As soon as your s/o arrives with the huge batch of fried chicken and the boys have had their fill, they decide to use the time as an opportunity to "teach the other troop some manners".
The brilliant idea actually comes from your youngest, 14 year old Jeff. His older brother Darren (who is ALWAYS ready for mischief) readily agrees to the plan. Fellow scout Ryan, who you currently have custody of from last year, joins right in and the 3 musketeers go off the 'attack' the other campsite. You are made aware of the situation by the sound of yelling from the next door and as you begin to walk across to the other site you hear the sound of breaking glass and see the sight of a portable shelter being toppled over. By the time you reach the disaster zone the roof of the shelter has been torn and you see that two propane lanterns have been dropped with their globes broken.
Accusations are leveled and fingers are pointed and by the time everything is sorted out it is determined that while the other troop's boys were responsible for the tear in the shelter top, yours are responsible for the lanterns. Actually, as you explain to them, they are really responsible for the entire matter as they were the ones starting the encounter!
Since you can't spank them at Camp, are there going to be sore rears when we return from camp on Saturday?