Re: Boeren Hike
David McCullough (Mccecolsys@AOL.COM)
Sat, 4 Feb 1995 21:34:48 -0500
Danny v. Houtum wrote me on 1 Feb with some of the details behind the Boeren
Hike which will be an activity at the World Jamboree this year. I thought
I'd share them with the group.
Danny <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
"You asked what de Boeren Hike is. Well Boeren is a Dutch word and it means
something like Farmers and the term Hike must be known to every scout by now.
Now you know what Boeren Hike means the question remains what it is.
On the WJ There will be generaly two hikes, the hikes of the new land and the
hikes of the old land. The Netherlands is a country that is situated, for
the mean part, beneath the level of the ocean. All the water is kept out of
the country by pumps and dikes. And by laying a dike around a piece of water,
and than pomping all the water out of it, new land is created. That's where
the term old and new country comes from.
The Boeren Hike is a hike that goes across the old country and across the
new country on the way you come across different posts where traditional
farmers games can be played.
One of these games is for instance ringsteken. It is the objective of this
game to put a long round piece of wood through a ring, sitting in a
wheelbarrow, which is pushed bij an other memder of your group."
Oh, to be able to go to the Jamboree!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City