Peter Van Houten (peterva@QM.WV.TEK.COM)
Tue, 13 Sep 1994 07:48:11 -0800
First of all T H A N K Y O U to everyone who wrote my boys messages. =
They were overwhelmed with what they saw and read last night. Questions =
came up like:
How did they know my name?
How many weeks will it take for a message to get to New Zealand?
How did they know about what I like?
It was very fun! I ran the meeting in four stations so noone was left =
standing around waiting to use the computer.
Station 1: I set up a divider with identical colored blocks on each side. =
One person started to build a structure, while at the same time =
instructing the other on how to build an identical structure. Objective: =
Verbal communication needs to be very clear and precise inorder for people =
to clearly understand.
Station 2: This was the create a story corner. Two scouts discussed a =
story, one side will be the truth, one side being something else. They =
had to decide which side was going to be truth and prepare to give the =
story to the rest of the den. The stories will be shared next week.
Station 3: The Secret Code: Using a decoder key, they had to decode a =
special message in order to get a treat. This was real easy to create! =
I wrote the message ala-computer and changed the fonts to Zaph-Dingbats. =
The kids thought it was the neatest code.
Station 4: Writing E-Mail and using the computer.
Because of the time to respond to E-Mail not everyone got a chance, so we =
decided that the computer project should be available all year. Between =
6:30 and 6:45 (meeting starts at 6:45) scouts can come and use the =
computer to respond to their E-Mail. If we have opportunities during the =
meeting they can use it then too.
Thanks again to everyone who sent mail. The boys will be responding as =
quickly as they can.
Peter Van Houten / E-Mail: =
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City