Re: Get them all in here
Craig Bond (email@example.com)
Wed, 20 Aug 1997 08:12:01
At 08:17 AM 8/19/97 -0700, Cliff wrote:
>1. I have not been able to get any enthusiasm going for an awards banquet-
>but am certainly not ruling it out.
My last district had an extremely well-attended Explorer awards banquet
every December. I think the reason was due to the high number (nearly
100%) of sports-emphasis posts in the district. They have a turkey shoot
(contest) in the fall, basketball and volleyball leagues in the winter,
softball tournament in the early summer, and a well-publicized 110-mile
canoe marathon in late July. They also participate heavily in council
events and the council EOA, even though it is nearly a 100-mile trip to the
council HQ or camp.
Awards are distributed at the banquet for all events and a large trophy
goes out based on overall participation (an accumulation based on
attendance and success).
Exploring is a tradition in this district, going back three generations in
some families, now.
>2. I'd like to have a nickel for each vacation day I've used on a Scout based
No kidding. And a penny for every weekend and each night meeting. But our
rewards are usually much greater in the faces of these kids at the end of a
memorable meeting or outing.
>4. Will? There may be nothing left when I'm gone. <grin>
New bumper sticker: "I'm spending my council's inheritance." <VBG>
My contribution to the activity thread....
In my last council, the Exploring Exec put together a well-attended "After
Dark" program. Starts at 10 pm and consists of a series of tours of a
hosptial, chemical plant computer center, newspaper printing plant, prison,
and more, followed by bowling and breakfast , concluding about 8 am in time
to go home and shower before church. Great time; meets both career and
social experience area needs.
With my Exploring Chair, we're currently planning a "Tall Timbers After
Dark" for this December, similar format, visiting plywood plant, paper
mill, foundry, hospital, chemical plant, grocery distribution center, etc.
Anything that has a 24/7 operation is fair game to us. Should be fun!
"Huns readily follow a chieftain
who improves the quality of their lives;
there is no compelling reason
to follow one who doesn't."
Attila the Hun