My daughter is in cubs and today we are doing a Tin Rattle at the local shopping centre. The funds raised go towards camps and equipment. So while I supervise my hexes come along to keep me company. I can watch the kids organise and strategise ( divide and conquer is working for them). And I stitch, encourage and be a proud parent of their confidence but also sad watching them grow up before I am ready.
I just saw them shoo away some older scouts try to muscle in their spot. Sigh.