I’ve volunteered to be the kitchen manager for Spånga scout group’s spring camp. Now that both Ingrid and Adrian are scouts, and getting so much enjoyment out of it, I felt I should contribute at least a little bit.

This evening a few of the scout leaders responsible for the arrangement went out to Gåseborg to recce the intended camp site – to plan out where the scouts’ tents will be, where to have the evening gathering, where to put the kitchen etc.

Much of the area was still quite wet, but we’re counting on the ground drying up in the coming weeks.

I volunteered as kitchen staff at a summer camp two years ago, so I have a rough idea of what is involved, but the step from just chopping and stirring to planning the whole thing is big. I hope I don’t overlook some essential part so that we end up with 150 hangry scouts!