Re: Holiday/Christmas Party
Barb Stephens (bsteph@CREIGHTON.EDU)
Tue, 31 Oct 1995 07:22:34 -0600
We've done those same things for Christmas at the pack level. In
an effort to make the scouts more cognizant of the disadvantaged, last
year we made simple wooden toys (tops, and dice) and delivered them to a
local "homeless" mission where we saw a film of how homeless and less
fortunate people are helped, and we toured the facilities. It really
opened our eyes.
This year, my den will be preparing a full Christmas meal for
twelve residents in a low-income retirement home and serving it.
Actually, the parents will each prepare a dish, and we will all converge
in the lobby of the retirement home. We will ask the residents to bring
their own place settings and we'll leave all the leftovers for them.
Last year at our pack meeting we had the usual gift exchange, but
with a twist. Each den formed a circle and held their present. The CM
read a Chrismassy story about the Right family and Left family. Every
time the word "right" was heard, the scout passed the gift he was holding
to the right, and the same with the word "left". As the story
progressed, the actions came faster and the scouts had a really great
time. It was so fun that the scouts almost forgot they had a gift to
open when the story ended ... well ... almost!
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