Re: Missing Compass/Whistle
alan houser (houser@CEDR.LBL.GOV)
Fri, 29 Apr 1994 12:46:23 -0700
If you never want to lose your compass/whistle/string again, try what I did:
get a piece of BRIGHT PINK felt (fabric stores, hobby stores - ask your
local den leader) large enough to wrap around it. Trim it if necessary.
Fold it over and stitch so that it is closed on 3 sides. Poke a hole in the
folded over end and thread your string through it; attach the whistle to the
"outside" part of the string.
This has several advantages that I have personally enjoyed:
1) No scout will want to claim it as his own, having misplaced his compass.
2) It is easily spotted if you should happen to drop it, even at night.
3) It is easily found when you are rummaging through your pack in the closet.
4) It protects the compass from getting scratched up.
5) It doesn't give you that cold feeling when you stick it inside your shirt.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City