Re: Help...I need some ideas
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAP.GWU.EDU)
Thu, 11 Aug 1994 23:02:18 -0400
When I was a Cubmaster I had a bike rodeo that went pretty well. We held
it in a park that had a mile long figure eight drive. We established a
"pit" area near a pavillion and started the day with basic maintenance and
safety checks -- tires, helmets, brakes, etc. About that time a police
cruiser pulled up (now I wonder how that just happened to come at the
right time, the boys were surprised by planning). The Officer got out
introduced himself and asked to see bike licenses. I think only one or
two had them. He had brought the proper forms and explained why they were
important, talked about how not to have your bike stolen and discussed
safety. He promised to come back latter and give the Scout with the best
performance of the day a ride in the cruiser with his mom or dad and show
how the computer in the car worked. Excitement!
After some stretching and a bit of PT, We had a speed race on pavement
followed by a cross-country course. Then we had a slolum with orange cones. Fin
ally we had some silly stuff.
Blowing up balloons to bursting with air pumps (yes the boys policed the
area so that birds didn't choke on the shreds); helmet decorating, etc.
After a late grilled lunch, the Scouts were given about a half hour to
rest and look at the Bicycling Sports Loop Phamplet. A little latter the
Scouts were asked to do a small service project and collected litter along
the roadways. Then they tried out some of the games listed in the
Bicycling Sports Loop Phamplet. At the end of the day they had covered
almost everything in the Phamplet. Each Scout was presented with his
Sports Beltloop on the spot.
Yours in Scouting, Michael F. Bowman, a/k/a Professor Beaver
Deputy District Commissioner Exploring, GW Dist., NCAC, BSA
Speaking only for myself, but with Scouting Spirit . . .
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