|Scouts wait in Moca at the clubhouse for their ride to San Victor|
Earlier this month at the All Volunteer Conference (AVC) I had gotten the ball rolling toward helping fellow volunteers Megan and Jenie with a day of tree planting and river clean-up and on Sunday the day had come. After some time spent waiting while Jenie wrangled a driver to pick us up, I and about twenty scouts piled into a single pickup which deposited us about ten minutes later at the community center in San Victor, a small town just north of Moca.
|Just arrived in San Victor: how many scouts can you fit in a pickup?|
In San Victor we were greeted by perhaps about fifty youths from San Victor's Defensa Civil and a younder leaders' group formed in association with the Despacho de la Primera Dama (First Lady's Office). for another half hour or so we waited while planting and clean-up supplies were procured during which I tried in vain to arrange a tournament of rock-paper-scissors like the one we had at the AVC. It turns out that when you ask somebody for help demonstrating a dinamica, as soon as they show the least bit of resistance you lose about half of your audience. I learned that in the future I'm going to ask for volunteers so they won't go flojo on me at the first sign of difficulty.
|Members of all three clubs before the day's activities|