Jan Bemis (NECS4029@AOL.COM)
Mon, 30 Oct 1995 18:21:27 -0500
Every year Mohegan Council has an End-of-Summer Dinner
to thank the staff out at Treasure Valley. Both paid & unpaid
staffers are invited.
This year, my husband had another Scouting engagement
that night, so I went to the dinner with friends. An interesting
point was made during the ride that I brought up to the Camp
Director who asked me to say something about it during the
So, when Mike McQuaid, the Camp Director, asked if anyone
had anything they'd like to say, there I was. Now, everyone
KNOWS how BAD my jokes are, so this one really surprised
You see, my friend, Larry Leonard, had taken a vacation day
from work to help "Take Down" at camp. He thought his wife,
Mary, would be interested in how things happen, so he
explained to her that after breakfast, Mike gave him a
maintenance form with his name at the top of it. It requested
that a new door be hung in one of the buildings. Mike thought
it would take him all morning, but in less than two hours he
was looking for Mike for another job.
At that point, Mary turned to me and asked: "Is THAT what
it takes? A form?" I told her that I didn't know but was
willing to try and I'd ask Mike for some of these forms.
By now, everyone at the dinner was laughing. But I wasn't
done, you see, Mike HAD some of those forms with him &
gave them to me! That's when I offered to share them with
other wives. Some of the nurses to them, the two Newly-weds
on staff took them, Mary took one, THE RANGER'S wife took
one! That left me with three! And boy did I need every one
of them! I even filled one out that night, had Mike initial his
approval and brought it home.
Unfortunately, it is still sitting on the clipboard. Well, it's
only been 3 months. And besides, autumn is horrendously
busy with training and all. Maybe for Christmas. Meanwhile,
I think I better replace the curtain that we're using as a door
to the bathroom.
District CSRT Commish
Troop 28 Committeeman
Pack 28 Den Leader, Tiger Cub Group Coach
Treasure Valley Camp Commissioner
District Training Committee
"What do you mean, there's no meeting tonight!"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City