Re: Non-swimmer Advancement
Tue, 20 Sep 1994 10:02:45 -0700
While reading one of the posts concerning the 2-year Tenderfoot that
is having problems learning to swim, I was reminded of a scene in the
book "Behind the Zuni Masks". (Book concerns the famous "Koshares"
Troop from Colorado. Serialized in Boy's Life in the early 60s.)
One of the Troop members was having a great difficulty in learning to swim.
He sank like a stone. Finally, one of the other boys had an idea, which he
said gaurenteed that he could teach the problem swimmer to swim. The end
result of this was that they dumped several large (50 Lb.) bags of salt into
the pool they were using, and then threw in an "iron" bar, which floated.
After the boy began swimming confidently, and realized that he wouldn't sink
they revealed that the iron bar was really a large wooden dowell, painted black.
ASM Troop 323
Grand Canyon Council
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