I’m slowly becoming more active in Playwicki District and was tapped to head up a Webelos weekend. It’s a bit of a weak weekend which lasts less than 18 hours, but hey they’re kids.
I’m reasonably good with Publisher and combined with Google image search one can create a reasonably snazzy form with a little knowledge of fonts. So, I made a form for the event and passed it out at the district committee meeting and the response was stunning. I had no less than three people go “this is good”. The professional was impressed it was in color. This is from the man who sent me a form by printing it out in color, scanning it to black and white, and sending me the pdf of the original publisher document. At the end of the meeting someone said to me “you’re doing a great job”. How!? I just made a fucking form and people are using it as a proxy for the success of the event. I have almost no service corps, I don’t have a budget and the patch won’t be in by then but I have an awesome form that apparently covers that. This is the equivalent of judging the fiscal soundness of a nation by how nice its money is. Which, if it were the case, Zimbabwe would be in a lot better shape.