Thu, 15 Sep 1994 07:50:34 -0700
Michael F. Bowman writes...
some humorous situations. Keep the pace quick and upbeat. When the slide
show is over - keep the lights out. Light a single large candle in the
front of the room and denominate it the Spirit of Scouting. Explain that
25 years ago there was no Scouting here until so-and-so started the Troop
(First Scoutmaster and Committee). Explain that their efforts led to the
end of first section. (Sorry about the lack of delineators. I have had to
change mail systems just to post on Scouts-L, and when I block copied the
quote it didn't allow me to mark it.)
I would say to leave the candle unlit while the narator states explains that
"25 years ago there was no Scouting here ...". Then, with "until so-and-so
started the Troop" light the candle.
More quoting from MB...
spreading of this spirit. Ask the first members to come forward and light
their candles (this takes a lot of candles). Then explain that in
succeeding years their efforts caused the light of Scouting's Spirit to be
passed on and spread. Ask members from 20 - 24 years back to stand and for
the first year group to light their candles. Repeat the process for each
five year spread, until all Scouts past and present have had their candles
lit. Conclude with a statement that because of the selfless efforts of
there are two possibilities here. Three candles mounted on a large cutout
Scout Badge. Once candle to stand for the first, one for the 20 or so years
back, and one for the current members. Kind of ties it in with the 3 points
of the Scout Promise (oath). Alternatively, if you go with MBs original idea
you could probably get a hold of the same type of small candles with the paper
drip shields that are used at things like Midnight Mass, or mant other candle-
It IS a great idea as it stands though.
ASM Troop 323
Grand Canyon Council
I didn't used to be anything! (Except younger) Maybe someday...
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