I am now seriously considering resigning from my position after the adventure, as it appears nothing i do is satisfactorary.
We try to set deadlines in order to avoid last minute panics - last time the health form deadline was over a week before the event - but by that time fewer than half the health forms had arrived, and despite time spent on the phone chasing up over 20 of them, by two days later we still had under 2/3. It can be really thankless.
What keeps us going - is the girls. They are the success stories, the girls who have worked hard to achieve things, they are quite possibly the future of Guiding. We go through all the hassle for them, because we think they're worth it.