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Please reassure me that DS1 will be PERFECTLY FINE at beaver camp...!

(10 Posts)
scampadoodle Wed 24-Sep-08 11:40:00

First up, can I say that in general I am not a neurotic mother - I let them climb whatever they want, I don't hover in the playground blah blah blah.
But DS1 (7) is off on his first beaver camp the weekend after next (Saturday morning til Sunday afternoon) and I am so anxious about it! They are going in a minibus so of course I have visions of the newspaper headlines "SCOUT BUS HORROR" and then I worry about him being there overnight as he hasn't stayed away from home before without a family member being there.

I know I am being completely daft as he is a normal, gregarious, active boy and he will have a great time. Is this how we all feel? Is it called Being a Mother?! He is my eldest so it's the first time this has come up...

(DH says that if we were posh he'd be at boarding school by now anyway)

scampadoodle Wed 24-Sep-08 11:52:39


scampadoodle Wed 24-Sep-08 16:32:58


DrHorrible Wed 24-Sep-08 16:36:35

He will be fine.

My mum ran brownies and did oodles of camps about 15-20 years ago and the rules and regs were very tight then, so they must be insane now.

MaureenMLove Wed 24-Sep-08 16:44:36

Aw, bless you! He'll be fine! He'll be complete exhausted, flithy and full of it all, when he comes back!

Saturn74 Wed 24-Sep-08 16:47:32

Yes, he'll be fine; and he'll come home exhausted, and full of tales of how fab it all was.

Send him with a bin bag to put dirty clothes in, and prepare the washing machine! grin

psychomum5 Wed 24-Sep-08 16:53:31

he will be fine.

mine have done camps with beavers/cubs/scouts and love it and all come back fine, if muddy and tired.

scampadoodle Wed 24-Sep-08 17:07:52

Good, I am just being daft... grin

MrsGuyOfGisbourne Wed 24-Sep-08 17:10:45

you are not daft. He will be fine. When I collected mine after his first night (sleepless for me) he pretended not to see because he didn't wan to go home yet..

psychomum5 Wed 24-Sep-08 17:18:31

not daft, normal.

I let mine go, and they are all ok. Never stopped me getting jittery the first time thowink

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