I'm a young leader at my local Brownie Pack (the one I used to go to when I was little.) I'm supposed to be starting my Adult Leadership Qualification soon, but it doesn't look like I'm going to get a mentor any time soon.
The leaders at the group don't seem to understand the problems that HMS gives me, which probably isn't helped as I've never had to have crutches etc. This week, for example, they needed an extra person to play the game with the Brownies, that mostly consisted of getting up and down a lot and running around in circles. The other leader refused (for no reason other than she's lazy and couldn't be bothered) so I ended up having to join in. Then, when we had a pow wow, they sat on chairs and said as I'm 'young and healthy' I could sit on the floor
It's not that they've forgotten, because every so often I get asked "Your joints still bad?"
Compared to pack holiday though, the weekly meetings are easy. I've been three times now, each time getting worse (I've refused to go this year, but that's also partly to do with the fact I'm already on holiday, partly to do with the lack of lactose free food last year, and partly to do with the way they treated me like a kid last year. My role was less Brownie Leader, More Dishwasher.) I start off the week on no painkillers, and end it on just about everyone imaginable. They plan all these long walks and expect me to go on them, despite the fact I don't count as an adult according to the Guiding Manual. I don't think the camp beds and the cold help either.
The Brownies are quite sweet about it though
They always try to cheer me up when it's bad.