Re: Need safe practical jokes
Bill Wheeler (wwheeler@BUFFNET.NET)
Wed, 5 Jun 1996 19:39:16 -0700
Tim McCormick wrote:
> and help bond the patrol and troop.
What you might consider instead of practical jokes would be the
Initiative Games that are shown in the Troop Junior Leader Kit or in the
Outdoor Skills Instruction series under Teambuilding. There are also
Initiatiave Games listed in many other paper sources at your Council
Service Center. Also, if you scope out the Internet at some of the
Scouting Sites, there are a lot of resourses there also.
Aside from being fun and creating teamwork among the Scouts
participating, if you follow up each game with a reflection of the
activity everyone (including yourself) can learn from it.
A note on relections: They are "difficult" to do naturally, but with
practice are very worth while. Practice on them, and the more you do
them the easier they will become. I have almost gotten to the point
where an activity isn't complete until a reflection and evaluation of
what was just done.
A lot of the Initiative Games that I have done with Scouts are talked
about for many campouts afterwards.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City