Re: Morse alphabet ?
Christopher L. Rankin (CRANKIN@JCVAXA.JCU.EDU)
Thu, 28 Apr 1994 10:01:17 -0500
In our troop, we work with Morse Code every spring, as part of the preparation
for a couple of upcoming international camporee competitions we will
participate in over the summer.
It has been my experience that while you can teach the alphabet to Scouts of
all ages, it is generally best received by those in the 13-15 year old
range....any younger, and you've got trouble getting them to sit still ;-), any
older, and it seems as though their interest drops off rather quickly.....
We've found that the best way to teach Morse Code to the boys is to use simple
pictures and a few catchy phrases to help them remember each letter. It goes a
lot easier that way...(A few years ago, a Morse Code "help sheet" was included
with some of our camporee info, and this is the guide I've been using to teach
Anybody interested in the sheet, send me some mail and I'll get one out to you
ASAP. If there is enough interest, I may just scan the sheet in and send it as
a graphic to the listserv......
Christopher L. Rankin CRANKIN@JCVAXA.JCU.EDU
Assistant Scoutmaster: Box 1387, John Carroll University
T-7, French Creek Council University Heights, OH 44118
T-260, Greater Cleveland Council (216) 397-2455
|>>-->>| Brotherhood Member, Langundowi Lodge 46
Silver Bronze Palm Eagle Scout, Class of '91
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PS: For anybody that's interested, Morse Code is somewhat of a hobby of
mine...It's one of the Scout skills I like to keep current myself (after all,
if you don't know it, you can't teach it! ;-) )
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City