Thanks and more ...
Sara Duff (0700167@ACAD.NWMISSOURI.EDU)
Thu, 5 Oct 1995 19:44:35 -0500
Thank you to all who offered advice a few weeks ago on our campout. It's
great to know when you need advice you can always get it. So far the
problem has been taken care of. Now the more ....
A week ago a former scoutmasters printing business was destroyed by
fire (the 5th major fire in 3 months in our small town) anyway in his
basement of business the troop had stored our equipment. When the fire
broke out we were all in shock and many wondered what would our troop
do now. Our troop is 70 years old so some items dated back. The fire
department did an excellent job. Saved that side of the square plus his
business was mostly smoke and water damaged. On Sunday afternoon he called
and said to meet him in 20 minutes and he would help us get the troops
equipment out. We made 2 phone calls and left to meet him. When we arrived
so did over 20 more scouts and their families (including 6 trucks) He was
amazed that we could get that much help what he did not realize was that we
had only called two other families. They in turned call some one and so on.
We were able to remove all the troops equipment and it was just smoke and
water damaged. Since we had so much help and had only been working for
15 minutes we persuaded him to let us help clean out his whole basement.
You all know how basements can get. In one hour we had cleaned, and moved
to another storage area everything in that basement. He sat afterwards and
remarked how you can get the troop together in 20 minutes. We had no plan
but the no plan sure worked in this case. He already has his business up
and running in another location. The scouts would like to do something for
him but no one can come up with a good suggestion. So again does any one
have a suggestion? Again those that were there Sunday afternoon witnessed
what Scouting is all about. And I know those scouts felt good after they
were able to help.
were able to help.
Now we will check into getting insurance for our troops equipment. No one
ever thought of having it. Thanks again for you help.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City