Re: Lock In (fwd)
Lisa Varner (lvarner@FREENET.COLUMBUS.OH.US)
Sun, 12 Feb 1995 21:03:39 -0500
Have had a few people wanting information about our Lock-in so thought I
would forward the description I have sent to a few. Maybe someone else can
enjoy this idea.
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Subject: Re: Lock In
Well, I just got back from the lock-in and it went great! I need to
correct previous statement, I meant to say this was a Service Unit event,
But, I didn't coordinate the event. I know the fitness center costs
between $500-$550, the coordinator charged each girl $6.00. This paid
for the facility and about 9 gallons of kool-aid to drink. Each troop was
responsible for bringing any other drinks they wanted, snacks, and paying
for their pizza.
A price was negotiated ahead of time for a pizza place at $5.00 for a
large pizza with one topping, .50 for extra toppings. At 11:00, leaders
turned in their pizza orders and money and the pizzas were then delivered
with each troops # on the pizza box. Ok, they mixed up two pizzas, and
they were a little late, but we found which troop had them and everything else
went great. Not bad considering we ordered 41 pizzas!
The girls could swim, play basketball, volleyball, wallyball, racquetball,
use exercise bikes (the weight machines were off-limit since they were
built for adults), a joggin/walking track. Of course, they had lockers
for those in the pool, a whirlpool, showers, a hairdryer and plastic bags for
The coordinator brought about 8 movies which were shown on a big screen tv
running all night. The aerobic room was where everyone stashed their gear
and was noted as a quiet room after midnight for those that needed some
sleep. Although people slept everywhere, on the floor, in front of the
tv, in the locker room and even on tanning beds (known to be the most
comfortable place in the house!)!
The fitness center had drinks and candy available to buy, decks of cards,
and lifeguard on duty until 5:00 am.
We all met at the fitness center at 10:00 pm, after their normal day was
over. and we all left at 7:00 am, before they opened for the day!
This year we had so many people show up, the coordinator was able to give
each troop $1.50 refund/girl (which basically covered their pizza cost).
All in all it was a great event, and the coordinator did his best to keep
it an inexpensive event. Hats off to Steve!
Hope this helps you to plan your own. It was a great idea, but it wasn't
Lisa Varner << firstname.lastname@example.org >>
Haven't been there. Don't want to go. Don't need another t-shirt!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City