Re: Camporee Mystery Event
Lynn McKee (Lynn=McKee%NASE%NA=Hou@BANGATE.COMPAQ.COM)
Tue, 31 May 1994 14:27:20 CDT
It seems some things never change. When I was just a wee Cub Scout and Troop
Mascot, my father had his troop do an "Adventure Trail" Campout. They were
riding their bicycles by patrol en route to a park for our weekend campout, to
work towards the MB. (This too was before we had to Protect the Youth ;-))
Anyway, they had certian stations they had to stop at to solve problems, and get
the clue to the next station. We had a scout's father in the process of
changing a tire on the side of the road. Well, all but one patrol stopped to
offer assitance, and got the bonus points. Anyone care to guess which patrol
failed to stop and render aid? Yes, it was his son's patrol. Oops.
We have also awarded bonus points at a couple of camporee's when a scout or
patrol has been observered by a staff member doing something special. One
example I recall is an older scout teaching a brand new patrol how to tie the
basic knots while they where waiting for their turn at the knot tying event.
Probably not something to do at every camporee, because then it becomes
expected, but it could be a nice suprise, and a good reminder about what it
means to "help other people at all times".
Advisor Post 555, Houston Texas
Frequent Camporee Staffer
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City