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To think this was petty and ridiculous?

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TheLyingOldBitchAndHerWardrobe Tue 04-Nov-14 21:52:08

Dd has just started going to Scouts, she's been with the same lot since Beavers, through Cubs.

My dad is the Scout Leader.

Dh has just been to pick her up. He received an earful and a half from my Dad and the other leader because they had sausages tonight and we hadn't told them Dd is a vegetarian.

Dd has been a vegetarian for years, all through cubs and obviously my Dad is well aware.

Dh just had to participate in the world's most ridiculous conversation which went 'you didn't fill in the form' 'what form' 'the form about being a vegetarian' 'I didn't know there was a form' 'well maybe there isn't but you have to tell us officially' 'ok, she's a veggie' 'that's fine then, we'll make a note'.

Dh has just come in absolutely fuming. My dad and the other leader made an absolute song and dance about this. Dd would have happily gone without sausages anyway, we had dinner as usual. There was no permission form for the evening and we haven't had any paperwork to fill in since she 'swam up' last week.

It's all just nonsense. And the bit I seriously don't get is why the hell my OWN FATHER couldn't pipe up at his OWN SCOUT GROUP and say 'ooh, sausages, actually my granddaughter is a vegetarian'


(Non issue really but dh is all crabbit about it)

TheLyingOldBitchAndHerWardrobe Tue 04-Nov-14 21:58:27

God that may be the most boring thing I've ever moaned about in here.

But fgs how petty.

HouseOfGingerbread Tue 04-Nov-14 21:58:59

Sounds like the worst of both worlds - he's treating her like any other scout and pretending he knows nothing about her, but at the same time speaking to your DH in the way you only speak to family. Imagine if he spoke to other parents like that? He'd soon have no scouts left. Silly sod.

DeeCayed Tue 04-Nov-14 21:59:34

Weird confused


Waitingonasunnyday Tue 04-Nov-14 22:00:32

That is v daft. He should have been prepared. wink

HouseOfGingerbread Tue 04-Nov-14 22:00:39

Sorry, I know he's your dad and he's probably only a silly sod occasionally. He's probably feeling very embarrassed and defensive that he forgot she's veggie.

TheLyingOldBitchAndHerWardrobe Tue 04-Nov-14 22:03:42

Silly sod indeed.

Fucking form, what form, oh well you should have told us BUT YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT WITH HER BEING YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER for heavens sake.

wheresthelight Tue 04-Nov-14 22:03:47

as a brownie and rainbow leader who has had friends kids come to me I agree your dad is acting like a prize prat!

I do ask all the parents to fill in the health forms but equally I also know that my friend X has a daughter who is dairy allergic so if X forgets to fill it in because she knows I know then I cater accordingly and mention in afterwards in a kind of "it might not always be me doing the shopping so please remember to fill it in" way

TheLyingOldBitchAndHerWardrobe Tue 04-Nov-14 22:03:51


TheLyingOldBitchAndHerWardrobe Tue 04-Nov-14 22:04:57


No need for all the nonsense.

skylark2 Tue 04-Nov-14 22:10:03

I think he's embarrassed that he forgot.

I don't think there is a new form when you move up a group within the same "lot" (there must be a word, I've forgotten what it is). We have a new form once a year for permissions, medical issues etc. and I think it gets passed on when they move up (though it's the same married couple who are leaders of Cubs, Scouts and Explorers so they know anyway).

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