Woody’s Word 6th August 2021

Posted: August 6 2021

“People who say that they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one”.

The Green and White Cross Camp Classic concluded today (with no further interruptions), and it ended, as I suggested it might yesterday, with a well-deserved victory for the White team. Asking the Greens to win five events this morning was asking just a bit too much. Indeed, the Whites had already wrapped things up by the time the 16A softball game started around 11.15. But Green pride was at stake, so we knew that they would be going all out to win the ‘big one’. And so it proved as the Green boys out-scored the White boys 11-6. It was a fitting way to end the competition, as so much effort had been expended by both sides as they sought the points that would bring them victory. It was a shame that someone had to ‘not win’, but there is still a lot of Green and White to go, and overall victory is still open to both teams.

This evening, after dinner, we spent an hour in Wasserman Hall celebrating the Ten Year Club. This year there were seven inductees – a very good number – who were invited up on stage to join the seven existing members of the club. Tributes were paid and speeches read. What a great achievement ten years at camp is. I’m sure that there will be many more Ten Year members to come in the years ahead.

As I write this, the Senior cabins (15,16 and the Senior cabin) are at the St Germain ball field finishing off their summer series of challenge matches. And now I’m joined in the lodge by an Intermediate cabin who have sneaked into watch a movie. What is going on??

And now we head into the final weekend of the summer, and all is well, so safely rest.

Goodnight everybody.

As ever…WOODY!

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