Re: Interlink 94
Jonathan Dixon (dixonj@MIMICAD.COLORADO.EDU)
Tue, 11 Oct 1994 18:49:38 -0600
> I would just like to add one last question:I have been in the British ND
> american program and I would like to know about leaders:how can they
> possibly wake up so early?at Interlink I woke up at 5:30 to find Ian Ford
> and Mike both on scouts-l talking and drinking coffee.How is this humanily
> possible? :-)
What you have just discovered is that scout leaders are not actually human.
We are a breed developed in a secret government laboratory specifically
designed to be able to keep up with (or surpass) people half (or a fourth or
whatever) of our age.
But seriously, I find myself getting up earlier on campouts than in most other
situations (much earlier, since I tend to sleep in the rest of the time). I
believe some of it is knowing that I have to be responsible for whatever the
scouts might decide to do, so it's better if I'm up and can keep them from
killing each other. Also, some less fortunate people have to get up at that
hour on a regular basis to go to work and such, so they would be quite used to
it. Me, I'd just as soon sleep til noon most of the time.
How does this compare to others' experiences.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City