Problem at camp
Terry Slade (TMSLADE@IPGATE.ACTX.EDU)
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 09:22:30 -0500
We thought that we were doing a good thing. We set up a
couple of big speakers on the porch in front of the dining hall. I
as an ex-DJ, set up a CD player into the PA system and I brought
out my Time-Life collection of Rock & Roll. We set up a baseball
diamond and played whiffle ball ( big plastic bat and big plastic
ball ) after lunch. We played name that tune, had googy bat
races, and wheel barrel races. The scouts loved it.
The next day, one of the SM's complained that music had no
place at camp and wanted it stopped. He was also the one that
saw no purpose in singing a stupid little song to retreive a lost
item. We ( the camp commish and camp directors ) decided to
put it to a vote of the SPL's with no input from the adults, after
all, it is a camp for the boys. Guess what? They voted to keep
the ball games and music with the stipulation that it ended one
hour after lunch was over to make sure that everyone went
back to their classes.
Has anybody else tried the music thing or have an opinion on
the solution? Just wondering.....
Terry Slade firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City