Mon rêve était trop beau
L'été qui s'achève tu partiras
A cent mille lieux de moi
Comment oublier ton sourire
Et tellement de souvenirs
Je me nomme Charlotte.
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Hoping for the best just hoping nothing happens
A thousand clever lines unread on clever napkins
let’s spend our week nights eating cereal on the floor
when there is a perfectly fine table behind us.
we can go to the movies and sit in the back row
just to make out like kids falling in love for the first time.
we’ll paint the rooms of our house
and get more paint on us than the walls.
we can hold hands and go to parties we end up
ditching to drink wine out of the bottle in the bathtub.
and slow dance with me in our bedroom
with an unmade bed and candles on the nightstand.
let me love you forever.
—Unknown (via perfect)
Vader and Luke have “the Talk”
Powerful & creative imagery
the food and education made me sad.
I have always been fascinated by these ‘world of 100 people’ things, I remember spending hours thinking through the ones on a poster at church when I was 9 or so. It really, really makes some really important stuff so blindingly clear, in numbers we can understand. And it should, I hope it does, inspire us to act.
Asked by Anonymous Anonymous
I think it’s absolutely ridiculous and those making those decisions have no idea what is age-appropriate for the age group. If people don’t want Venturers hearing dirty words, perhaps they should tell them to not go to school, go to the mall, go see a movie, play a video game, read a shakespearian play or exist in the real world. The difference is that Venturers by in large know what they’re singing and understand why songs like “Asshole” by Denis Leary or Mony Mony exist. No one in their right mind would go to a public park, and shout at the top of their lungs ”Fucking Horny” when the Mony Mony is played, and as long as youth understand that it should be viewed at age-appropirate programming. You wouldn’t sit a Venturer down in front of a G-rated movie, so why would you expect that at a dance?
As for coupling and the like, I think it’s normal social behavior and as long as it doesn’t get in the way of program quality, what’s the problem? I thought the point of Scouts was to produce well-adjusted youth, not shame them into keeping things secret, which typically ends up with many other problems. Honestly, I’d rather have 15 year olds making out on the dance floor than in the bush alone. At least on the dance floor I can heckle them.
Which brings us to the role of the Rover and Advisor at these events. Rovers are the peer-mentors to show what is acceptable behaviour and what isn’t. Here’s a non-sexual example: Years ago we as a community decided that moshing to metal and crowd-surfing at dances wasn’t acceptable. Now, when any upstarts (Venturer or Rover) try it, it’s immediately stopped on the dance floor, without intervention from camp staff. The same can be applied to couples behaviour. I can understand showing affection for a loved-one, but a nice rule of thumb would be to ask yourself- would you do this in a mall? or a ice-cream shop or at the park? If so, go for it. If not, take it away from the public eye and be safe.
As for CYS concerns- Rovers need to be the ones taking responsibility here. Different coloured wristbands are a really EASY way to determine age on the dance floor. And other Rovers should call out ones violating their Code of Conduct. Hold people accountable, but you don’t need to be a dick about it.
From an Advisor POV- one thing we hammer into Advisors at training is that the Venturers and Rovers is a safe space to fail and to try new things. Venturers especially are that point in their lives when they need to be social animals. Being able to communicate with everyone is an important job skill and has to be practiced. Even in a weekend, I’ve seen 14 year old venturer boys being terrified of talking to girls and by sunday morning they’re saying their goodbyes and can’t wait to see them again at the next event. Taking away social events like this does our sections a dis-service and is frankly insulting the youth who attend and run them.
TL;DR: Be safe, be accountable for your actions and tell the higher-ups to look up the term Age-appropriate programming and come talk to Advisors and Rovers who actually know what they’re talking about. Rather than reading a book or handout and bringing a faith-based moral system into scouting(where it doesn’t belong).
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