just love the fact that pat of all people makes the comment like “yeah this isn’t the army...sir” well okay pat, this isn’t the scouts either SIR but aren’t you still making clubs and activities to keep everyone occupied? don’t you try and urge the others to have the mature approach, to talk about things in a friendly way, to handle tricky situations with calmness and clarity - the same things you’d try to instil in young kids under your care?
pat, you’re no more of a scout leader now than the captain is a captain but BOTH OF YOU died in uniform and are afraid and reluctant to relinquish your roles and THAT’S why you butt heads so much. you’re both trying to lead in your own ways and you have different ways of doing it that leads to arguments. like jfc when mary says “ooh he sounds like the captain” she’s not wrong!! we’re directly pointed to how similar they really are.
the good thing is that being so similar works in their favour too, being team players and often wanting the same outcome (peace and respect) even if their approaches and tactics don’t align a lot.