Alex lives in Chislehurst, Kent the place he’s, thus far, been cosseted from the tough realities of existence. He has simply moved as much as the Scout part from Cubs and is so excited! He has made up our minds to maintain a diary of his new adventures.
His Scout chief, John (Skip) additionally lives in Chislehurst. He has stored a diary for a few years. besides the fact that, extra lately his diary has focussed on his Scouting. no longer rather a lot the adventures, however the trials and tribulations of being a Scout chief as he recounts an identical occasions as Alex yet via a leader’s eyes and never a Scout’s, along his - occasionally strained - relationships and dealings with Scout parents.
Sleeping baggage and Tortures is 3 tales in a single booklet: the diary of a Scout, the diary of a Scout chief, and interwoven jointly the hilarious tale of 1 yr within the lifetime of third Chislehurst Scouts.
From Alex's begin within the Scout part, he and John take us on a trip via troop conferences and outside actions with a lot of the summer season vacation dedicated to an everyday diary saved in the course of a visit to the Aosta Valley in Italy on a loopy camp which exhibits the Scouting spirit at its best.
This is John Hemming-Clark's moment tale booklet, a persist with as much as his immensely profitable "In You move! A yr or within the lifetime of a Scout Leader."