Excess Scout Energy
Olan Watkins (o.watkins@GENIE.COM)
Fri, 29 Mar 1996 00:58:46 -0600
I have atached below a copy of a message from a Scout that was posted in a
youth area of a Scouting bulletin board to give you an idea of what some of
our Scouts do after we adults are asleep. I don't think I have ever had an
thing quite like this go on at camp, but I have had my fair share of other
When I first got into Scouting as an adult with a Troop, the Scoutmaster had
been an old Army Top Sergent, and he made all of us Assistant Scoutmaster
rotate the duty of what he called fire watch. Any way, at least one adult
ASM had to be up and awake all night long when we were out on a campout or
at something like a Camporee. I always thought that the all night long gaurd
duty was wasted effort, and when I took over the Troop a few years later I
dropped the practice, but he may have had the right idea. <G>
Sb: CAMP- BOY SCOUTS ONLY!!
Each month we go on camp and each time we play a trick on the new member
of the troop. Every new member must endure this trick ( It even happened to
ME!). So below we have written the new Camp Trick for 1996.
We all thought hard over this new prank and finally came up with the worst
thing that could ever happen to a Boy Scout, below is our new prank.
This trick must be done at night when the leaders have all gone back to
tents. First you grab the boy and gag him so he doesn`t scream and attract
leader, strip him to his underwear, then all carry him to a nearby tree,
you tie his ankles to the bottom and then his hands must be tied to the tree
above his head. Next you must blindfold the boy and make sure he cannot
Then you leave him there for about 10 minutes before you come back to him to
carry out part B!. In part B you must find the scout with the smelliest
(It`s a good idea to do this after a very long hike!). Then use must put the
socks under the scouts nose causing him to breath in the stink! (Remember
of this has happened to me). Then after about 10 minutes of the socks, try
spraying ICE-COLD water and then leaving him freeze for 5 minutes or so
you cover him in mud and do really what ever you like to him, we tickled him
and made him kiss our feet before we let him go.
WARNING: Although this was all a lot of fun that night, we did have to pay
it when our leader found out. We all had to kiss his feet and be his SLAVE
the entire day, it was hell! Could you imagine it one young scout with the
entire troop at his mercy! He made us wash the dishes while he tickled us, I
heard some scouts had to sniff his dirty underwear and we all had to sleep
one 6 man tent - there were 16 of us!
SO JUST THINK BEFORE YOU DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS but it is a lot of fun!!!
IF YOU HAVE ANY TRICKS OFF YOUR OWN COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME AS WE NOW HAVE
CHANGE THIS ONE SINCE WE GOT CAUGHT
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City