Comments and Questions
Lisa Varner (lvarner@FREENET.COLUMBUS.OH.US)
Thu, 13 Oct 1994 18:16:04 -0400
I have a troop of 12-13 year old girls, and we have the same odd sleep
habits as other troops. The girls stay up very late the first night of a
campout, in like, so do the leaders (responsibility abounds!). I think we
have finally solved the problem for all. The girls themselves planned
every aspect of our last camp-out. Surprisingly enough, by the second day
they began to drag too! They then evoked a plan change, and realized they
do not have to be in an activity every minute of the day. They planned in
what the leaders now affectionately call "naptime"! It was wonderful.
This is a time for the girls to do what ever they please within the tent-site.
Girls and leaders retire after lunch kapers are done, for about 1 hour.
During this time, they rest, arrange their "stuff", read, plan for evening
skits, or next day workshops, sometimes even catch up on tajar tales,
shower (which the rest of the group tends to frown on when we are only
gone for 2 nights) make friendship bracelets, sing songs and basically just
hang-out (usually within their tents). But most of all they "bond". Everyone
comes out with a fresh face on the day before the late-afternoon
festivities begin. Now they want to plan that time in all camp-outs!
Mike-We also save our ashes from each campfire and pass on to the next.
We even used a memory log at bridging ceremonies, where each girl ties a
piece of yarn around a log and says a memory from those years. This is
then brought to camp and burned in our campfire. They use film canisters
to hold their ashes.
Questions- We are presently trying to use a more formal meeting process
and was wondering how deep into Parlimentary Procedure is effective?
Also, any good ideas for easy meals using cooking in mess kits on a buddy
burner? The girls have tried this a couple of times and really seem to
enjoy this. If you burn it, nobody to blame but yourself!
Lisa Varner << firstname.lastname@example.org >>
Haven't been there. Don't want to go. Don't need another t-shirt!
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