As some of you know I am a leader to a unit of Pathfinders, have been Guiding since I was 6 and have been leading for the past…lets say 10 years.
Whilst in Toronto, I had 1 box of core supply stuff. Stuff like my old books, resources, stuff that I might need to get into. Really, nothing special.
For 9 or so years, this was good enough. I eventually expanded into two more banker like boxes with stuff exclusively for my Harry Potter camp, so that I could run it again if I was asked. Things like forms and crafts. So…three banker style cardboard boxes.
So I move to Kitchener and take over a unit of Pathfinders and the formers leaders dump on my 1 very large big Rubbermaid type box, 1 slightly smaller bin, (both full of camping gear) and a considerably smaller clear box full of craft junk. Oh…and a folding camp table.
I was enlightened today that there was more stuff. This is a year later, and one of the former leaders tells me she is moving and needs to drop off “the rest” of the stuff she has, some craft stuff and a camp stove.
Ok…I am not pleased with this, as I already have a corner of my basement dedicated to the original crap I didn’t want in my basement, but it has to go somewhere, and it has to go somewhere today. (ON EASTER SUNDAY…really!! >.>)
Fine…I will take it. Turns out that “little bit of craft stuff” is Two very large rubbermaid bins (bringing the grand total to 3 very large rubbermaid bins) a box of books and a flag. This and a note attached saying she left the camp stove with another guider so I would not have to take care of it!
Really? Honestly…after the s*$% load of crap, she does me the favour of leaving the camp stove elsewhere!
sigh sorry for the rant, but this really angers me! How many of you are leaders, and have THIS much stuff dumped on you. I am a tiny unit of 7 girls. I am not a former commissioner or anything. Really…The space this stuff is occupying will be my craft room in a year or so. I would very literally have to build a shed in my back yard to accomodate it!
I do have the good fortune that another leader is going to take some of it, hopefully leaving me with little more than my original 3 boxes…that came with me from TO. Still…I should not have this much junk coming my way.
Thanks for the listen…