Paul D Russell (72147.3443@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Wed, 24 Jun 1992 22:08:33 EDT
Hi, Mary Lee! Long time no see!
As others have already stated, be sure to take your Class A uniform - you
will be expected to wear it to the evening flag ceremony and to dinner.
If you do not already own a pair of the relatively new khaki casual
shorts, this would be a good time to make that investment. They are worn
with short socks, sneakers, and the red shirt (or a Scout-oriented
t-shirt) as a casual uniform. Both back pockets have snap flaps, and the
side pockets are big enough for a paper-back book (not a Scout Handbook),
in addition to keys, change, whatever. The waistband is 1/2 elastic,
with belt loops. I have never owned a more comfortable or practical pair
of shorts in my life. The only thing that identifies them as BSA is the
snaps and anybody close enough to read the snaps probably knows you well
enough to know that you're in Scouts. 8-) I own several pair of them
and they are just about the only shorts that I wear all summer long.
For a somewhat different perspective on summer camp, talk to your camp
director about serving on staff for a week or two. This will be my 2nd
summer to serve as camp commissioner. I spent one week last summer at
Ransburg Scout Reservation, the Crossroads of America Council's summer
camp, and I will be filling that position again next week, as well as the
last week in July. I had been to Ransburg each of the 3 previous years
as SM (or acting SM) for my older son's troop, but the commissioner
experience made me much more aware of the challenges faced by the
director and his staff.
Above all, enjoy!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City