This weekend was our first Pumpkin Derby. Another Pack within the District has done it for a couple of years now, and so, I used their idea. I had wanted to do a JOTA/JOTI event for the past couple of years. Each year I work on it, nothing happens. I have sent emails to local HAM Clubs and other resources. All to no avail.
Also, for the past three years that I have been in the Pack, we have gone to a Pumpkin Patch in the area. It was fun the first year. Second year was ok. Last year was doing it again. I suspect when the kids are younger it’s more fun. This year, our Committee Chair asked if there was something else we could do. I brought both of these up.
I am very glad that the Pumpkin Derby won out. I will say that our new Events Chair, Hamish really stepped up to the plate and made it all happen. This is how Great Events get started and continue is by having Parents use their skills and put on these types of events.