Keith Wood (kwood@CJNETWORKS.COM)
Tue, 18 Nov 1997 16:31:13 -0500
OK, since Reed asked, and since my patrol was one of the ones he asked
about, I'll jump in and explain our history. The Lightning Bobwhites were
a patrol in course NC368 in Heart of America Council. Our course was held
at Camp Naish near Kansas City on the limestone bluffs overlooking the
Kansas River. Our Bobwhite patrol site was on the southwest corner of the
bluff, out in the open, while the other patrols were back in the trees and
down in the draws. First night in camp, wow, a huge thunderstorm with
severe lightning roared over us. You know Kansas, spring is thunderstorm
time. The lightning was striking all around us and we cowered in our
canvas tents, hoping that we would not get a strike close enough to hit one
of our tents or nearby trees. Some bolts hit in the general area but not
on top of us. The storm was severe enough the Staff sent a couple of
people to check on us. By morning we were the Lightning Bobwhites, and I'm
not sure to this day whether we adopted the name or it was appended to us.
Either way it stuck, became part of our totem, and of course, it rained all
through the course.
"..used to be a Lightning Bobwhite.."
"The mountains are calling and I must go." Muir.
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