Re: Interlink 94
Rodger Morris (rlm@SUNED1.NSWSES.NAVY.MIL)
Wed, 12 Oct 1994 09:12:35 PDT
>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.
I seldom sleep well whilst on duty as a Scout leader. It probably stems from
standing too many 24 hour watches as a Navy officer, but I find that I come
awake immediately almost always if I am awakened by a Scout. I also find
that I sleep the sleep of exhaustion after I return home from a week or so
at camp with my Scouts.
When I am unencumbered by importunate juveniles, I sleep soundly, and prefer
to sleep in late, circumstances permitting.
Despite never really relaxing on these outings, I thoroughly enjoy them,
even after 23 years of doing this work. I would not willingly stop going on
Scout campouts, even knowing how exhausted I will be upon my return home.
Why is this, oh Scouting gurus??
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scoutmaster, Troop 852, Ventura County Council, BSA
National Woodbadge 416, Philmont, 1973
"I used to be a Beaver..."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City