Re: What's a -Furkin- (finally)
Michael Kalnay (kalnay@GOV.NT.CA)
Tue, 16 Aug 1994 09:05:53 MDT
Lot's of folks have written:
> }The question of what is a firkin came up several months ago when a parent
> }of GS wanted to know what it is that his daughter was getting for as part
> }of her participation in a Canadian GS event. The fee for the event
> She got back this afternoon. (I will write more about it later.) A Furkin
> is an animal made from a small fuzzy ball with feet and eyes. Since,
> they went to the Sunbird Jubalee they were birds.
This is an extremely useful hint ... although firkin/furkin/furken is not what
they are called here ... referred to by many different names but generally can
be summed up as *hat gizmos* ...
My daughter and neice who both attended the Guide summer camp here in the NWT
(a 2500 mile trip for my neice) both made a bunch of these to trade with guides
from other places. The Ontario ones were made from felt and walnut shells with
goggle eyes, etc.. Some from around here are made fromCaribou antler and real f
I guess I went looking a long way to discover something that hangs from all the
guide camp hats.
Would like to hear more about your daughter's experience. She wasn't at the
Camp at Camp Dachinta, Prelude Lake, NWT, was she?
Michael Kalnay @inukshuk.gov.nt.ca
a balmy 12C at 62N this morning.
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