Christmas With The Right Family - THANKS !!!
David M. Sanchez (dmsanchez@VNET.IBM.COM)
Wed, 10 Dec 1997 06:56:32 PST
First of all I'd like to send out a great big thank you to Barb Stephens and
Lydia Pourciau. Both of resonded to my plea for help the same day that I
sent out the request. Thank you sooooooo much for your help.
This is the third time I've attempted to post this to the list, so those of
you who have requested this game I am sorry for the delay. First mis-guided
mail then power outages due to the last storm.......oh well. I used the game
at our holiday pack meeting and everyone loved it. The gifts I used where
small $3 gifts I purchased from the Scout Shop (yo yo, book mark, key chain).
I also used 4 gifts per game, we played it twice, and posted the gifts at the
North, South, East and West positions around the circle. Make sure to give
the explicit instructions to the folks you hand the gift to NOT to open the
gift. We also had everyone at the meeting participate in the game. I hope
some of you can use this and if you do please let me know how it goes.
Have fun and Happy Holidays !!!!!!
Holiday Magic Gift Exchange
from Cascade Pacific Council's Pow Wow 1994 Book
(Everyone stands in a circle holding the gift they brought, or a wrapped
treat from the Pack such as a disguised pinewood derby car kit or a candy.
As the following story is read, each time the word RIGHT is said, the
gifts get passed one time to the right; every time the word LEFT is said,
the gifts are passed one time to the left. Read slow enough for the
younger boys to keep up, but fast enough to keep things funny. The gift
you have at the end of the story is the one you keep.)
Christmas was almost here and Mother RIGHT was finishing the Christmas
baking. Father RIGHT, Sue RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT returned from their last
minute Christmas errands.
"There's not much LEFT to be done," said Father RIGHT as he came into the
kitchen. "Did you leave the basket of food at the church?" asked Mother
RIGHT. "I LEFT it RIGHT where you told me to," said Father RIGHT.
"I'm glad my shopping is done," said Billy RIGHT. "I don't have any money
LEFT." The telephone rang, and Sue RIGHT LEFT to answer it. She rushed
back and told the family, "Aunt Tilly RIGHT LEFT a package for us RIGHT on
Grandpa RIGHT's porch. I'll go over there RIGHT now and get it," she said
as she LEFT in a rush.
Father RIGHT LEFT the kitchen and brought in the Christmas tree. By the
time Sue RIGHT returned, Mother RIGHT, Father RIGHT, and Billy RIGHT had
begun to decorate their tree. The entire RIGHT family sang carols as they
finished the trimming. They LEFT all of the presents under the tree and
went to bed hoping they had selected the RIGHT gifts for their family.
Now, I hope you have the RIGHT present for yourself because that's all
that's LEFT of our story ... except to wish you a Magical Holiday ...
isn't that RIGHT?
Thanks to -
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City