Exactly that my father quit when the rot set in. Many former scouts have said it was the best time of their lives. I was the youngest by far and generally used as a depth gauge for pits and wood elf.I don't claim to be as good as your parents, or my own Scout Leader when I was a lad . . . but I did what I could .
When I became involved, I did not recognise the organisation .
They were in the habit of using a "Central Kitchen", with food prepared by adult leaders. The boys
gained, learnt, nothing, from the experience .