Re: Identifying an old scout handbook
Jerry Gray (Jerryegray@AOL.COM)
Tue, 26 Mar 1996 20:10:02 -0500
In a message dated 96-03-22 13:24:01 EST, you write:
>One is titled "How Book of Cubbing" and is in excellent condition. It is
>a goldenrod(?) hardbound book with the copyright date of 1943, cat no.
>3505 (in very small print at the bottom of the title page.
I also have a copy of that same issue of "How Book of Cubbing". I like to
share it at training sessions and Roundtables to show (in a good way) how new
some of the ideas that the BSA suggests in their publications. Take for
example: On page 121 of the 'How Book of Cubbing" is a drawing of a toy the
boys can make called a 'GO-ZIN-TA'. You can find the same instructions for
the same game on page 44 of the "Cub Scout Fun Book" at your Council Service
Center if you or your pack doesn't have one already. I guess if you have a
good idea, stick with it!
This one is probably late and already discussed, but I just got my copy of
the Scouter's Journal. They have a great story of the first Boy Scout Camp on
Brownsea Island. It described a week away from family and spent with friends
(or new ones); a time to learn new skills - knot tying, stalking and
trailing, cooking, camping, games; nightly campfires with stories and songs;
Saturday night camp shows, and Sunday family parties and demonstrations of
what you spent the week learning. What a concept!!!
Hmmmm, must have been another good idea!
and a good ol' Bear, too!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City