looking for a game & a tip
Mark Arend (arend@CENTURYINTER.NET)
Mon, 25 Aug 1997 16:36:28 -0500
At a training course this weekend we were talking about a game someone had
seen to help Scouts learn what items to take on a backpacking trip. A lot
of items are spread out--some things you should take, some things you should
not take, and some "maybes". Each patrol (or each Scout if you're working
with one patrol) in turn chooses items. Items have a positive or negative
point value (the player doesn't know the point value until the item has been
picked). The closer you are to 0 points the better your selection of equipment.
Has anyone played something like this? I was going to work something up but
I thought I'd see if I can save myself some work.
Here's a tip for camping. Instead of using a plastic groundsheet under your
tent use some landscape cloth. It's tough & strong, cheap, and packs
lighter than a plastic sheet. Any water that gets under the tent just soaks
through the cloth.
Mark W. Arend
Beaver Dam Community Library
311 N. Spring St. Outside of a dog, a book is
Beaver Dam, Wisc. 53916 man's best friend. Inside of
(920) 887-4631 (fax 887-4633) a dog it's too dark to read.
Scoutmaster, Troop 736
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