Re: surviving cold, a situation
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 8 Nov 1995 09:53:48 -0500
I'd not send someone who was already shivering and chattering to bed.
I'd get him/her warm, first. Check the bed. Is there proper insulation
below? Is the sleeping bag adequate? Is it damp? Are the scout's
clothes dry? Has he changed into bedclothes? Could _you_ sleep there
comfortably? When was the last time this scout had a hot meal? (I know,
the troop ate a couple of hours ago, but maybe the patrol cooked something
that this scout didn't like, so he had a candy bar for dinner, instead.)
Have his feet been wet/cold all day? Does he have a hat?
These are some of the things I'd investigate before telling him to stop
whining and get back to bed.
Last February, one of our 160+ IQ scouts came camping without gloves, so
"borrowed" one from his younger brother and both went around with one
hand in a pocket for the weekend. And my own genius :-) son showed up in
sneakers (I guess mom is responsible for getting the boots out of the
car, as well as putting them in the car?). Luckily, he'd left his cotton
socks at home, and was experimenting with wool. Everyone had a great time.
Paul H. Brown, UC, GW District, National Capital Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City