Another Snipe Hunt
DeWitt, Stephen '00 (dewittsteve@CANISIUSHS.BUFFALO.NY.US)
Fri, 16 May 1997 14:50:15 -0400
Here are some snipe hunts my troop has done before. Here is the
first: All the Scouts went out to a field, some with bags, some with sticks
and some with both. We walked around the edge of the field beating the
sticks and trying to catch a snipe. Finally one of the Scouts(an older
one)got one in his bag. After "catching" it , he took it back to camp while
the rest of us stayed behind. He came back with some kind of meat(I think
it was chicken)and we all ate the snipe. In MHO this is a safe fun way to
have a snipe hunt without anyone getting hurt.
The other way is this: Myself, a leader, some other scouts, and two
new scouts. Everyone took sticks and the new scouts took pillowcases with
them. We proceed down the road looking in the woods for snipes and
occasionally myself or the leader would see one and we would go after it and
lose it. Along the way we asked other scouts we saw if they had seen any
snipes. We did this for about a half an hour. Then I spotted a perfect
looking hole we "chased the snipe into the hole", ,then had the new scouts
look into the hole and we all got real quiet while they peered in. After a
few seconds of quiet we tiptoed right up the the new scouts and yelled boo.
The only results a few racing hearts and a couple of redfaced rookies.
I think both these snipe hunts represent ways to have safe good clean fun.
Stephen N. DeWitt
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City