Re: Outdoor evening activities?
Chuck Puchon, Ed.D. (puchon@PRIMENET.COM)
Mon, 12 Feb 1996 23:05:24 -0700
Marc, I'm a Girl Scout Co-leader and found your e-mail interesting; however,
I can't figure out the Sally thing. Please help! I know one where you use
your initials and then the answer is "You can go." But . . . this one I
can't figure out and don't feel like really using my brain :)
>At 09:54 AM 1/10/96 EST, Keith Kaiser wrote:
>>What do you do to fill the time from dusk till bed on a winter camp out?
>>What games do you play to stay warm, keep occupied and generally just
>>enjoy the camping experience. What can the adults do separate from the
>>boys, especially if the boys want to play games the adults don't or can't
>For a long time, I have used various word games played around the campfire
>as a way to keep myself, the other adults, and the scouts amused in the
>hours between when dinner has been cleaned up after and bedtime. Among the
>favorites are: geography, initials, and Silly Sally.
>For those of you not familiar with these games, I'll give a brief
>description of each.
>Geography - someone starts off by naming a place (any geopgraphic location
>is valid). The next person in the circle names another place with a name
>that has the same first letter as the previous locations last letter.
>Continue around the circle until someone cannot name a place with the
>appropriate requirement. No place can be repeated. Variations include
>dropping the person who could not name a place and continuing until only one
>person is left or just starting over whenever one person cannot name a place.
>Initials - Very similar to Geography except played with persons initials
>instead of place names. One player names a famous person (real or
>fictional). The next player names a famous person whose first name has the
>same initial as the previous persons last name. If someone names a famous
>person who only has one name, then the next player uses the last letter of
>the previous persons name. One variation that always added more fun was
>when a person with the same first and last initials is given then the
>direction around the circle is reversed. For example, if someone gives
>'Marilyn Monroe', the player who went before would go next with an 'M'. If
>this player responds with 'Mickey Mouse', then the next player to go would
>be the one who said 'Marilyn Monroe'. Every now and then, I have seen two
>players bounce back and forth on one letter for a while.
>Silly Sally - This game can only be played a few times within any unit.
>Basically it is a puzzle that each person has to figure out. The rules are
>that each player makes the following statement, filling in the blanks:
> Silly Sally likes ___________ but hates ___________
>If the person is correct on what Silly Sally likes, then you tell them they
>are right. Otherwise you tell them that they are wrong. As the players
>start understanding what Silly Sally likes, they will get more correct
>answers. I'll give you a few examples of correct answers and if you figure
>out what Silly Sally likes and dislikes, you can send me some back. Then
>you can play the game with your units.
> Silly Sally likes trees but hates forests
> Silly Sally likes wood but hates leather
> Silly Sally likes skiing but hates skis
> Silly Sally likes walls but hates ceilings
> Silly Sally likes igloos but hates tents
> Silly Sally likes boots but hates sneakers
> Silly Sally likes griddles but hates pots and pans
> Silly Sally likes Apples but hates IBMs
> Silly Sally loves bookkeepers but hates mathematicians
> Silly Sally loves outdoors but hates peanuts
>If you have figured this out, let me know. If you haven't, send me a few
>guesses and I'll let you know which are right and which are wrong.
>Marc W. Solomon Unit Commissioner
>email@example.com Sycamore District
>firstname.lastname@example.org Blackhawk Council, IL
>I use to be a wise old owl . . . Now I am just old
Linda Puchon from Ft. Huachuca, AZ
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