nightlight on campouts
Michael N. Kazarinoff (mnk1@CORNELL.EDU)
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 08:40:35 -0400
Hey, happy campers, maybe some of you have dealt with this situation. Our
eleven year old Tenderfoot, often has nightmares. At home, he keeps a
small nightlight on and when he wakes up from a bad dream he can often get
himself back to sleep. However when he doesn't have the light, he is
disoriented, gets out of bed and frantically crashes around trying to
escape from the dream and looking for help. This obviously becomes a major
problem on camp-outs. His patrol buddies are very understanding and would
be happy to sleep with a small light on if it would keep him from waking
them up with cries and thrashing around, sometimes even leaving the tent.
I can't beleive this is a unique problem- can anyone who can "shed some
light" on it?
Yours In Scouting,
Holly (I used to be an antelope at NE-CS-52.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City