Terry Slade (TMSLADE@IPGATE.ACTX.EDU)
Tue, 28 Oct 1997 08:59:51 -0500
We do a Spook-o-ree here in Amarillo with the Golden Eagle
District. The way it goes is we limit the attendance to 300 cubs
on each of 3 Saturdays for a total of about 900 or so. The cost is
$10:00 per person and the cub gets a t-shirt, a patch, and a day
of fun. Each Saturday starts at 12 noon with 10 events set in a
round-robin type where groups of about 30 rotate through
every 30 minutes. The standard tug-o-war, relay races, egg
tosses and the like are the events with 1 parent for every 5
cubs as walk throughs. At 6pm, the rest of the parents start
showing up with picnic dinners and to pick up the cubs.
Each cub also gets 2 tickets. 1 for the spook house and the
other for the ghost walk. Each walk through parent also gets 2
I was in charge of the spook house for the last 4 years which
is the camp dining hall with black plastic on the windows and
divided up into a maze of rooms that some troops set up. The
ghost walk is a ravine set up by a different troop each
weekend. We sell extra tickets for $1:00 to parents and family
and also to those cubs that want to go through a second time.
We did not do tickets until last year when the year before we
had so many cubs going through the events until well after
10pm over and over again.
We try to encourage only cubs and we try to tell the webelos
that they should go to Camp-o-rees and skill-o-rees as they are
a little old for the cuby events and it also helps keep the
average age much younger.
I am trying to drop the program for next year ( I am the
District Activity Chairman ) in favor of a cub Olympics to be held
at the stadium and to go along with the games next year.
Terry Slade email@example.com Amarillo,Tx
Golden Spread Council
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