I am on the team who organise adventures in my County - and despite our efforts in planning we fail to please all the people all the time. We organise 2 Adventures a year, and link with a neighbouring county to offer places at another two on separate months (not to mention any at Netherurd which is within travelling distance) - yet there are still some girls who cannot make the dates, want to go on an Adventure to a tight deadline and complain that there isn't one in the next fortnight, etc. 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.