Re: Den Meeting
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 11:17:34 -0500
Sounds like a tough crowd, if all they agree they like is video games.
But that isn't all that unusual any more either. Sometimes you'll find
that boys this age will tell you they don't like a lot of things, but
later will enjoy doing them if they are made to be fun. Maybe its time
for a change of pace - time to get out and do something. Do you have
enough snow where you live to do some sledding, are there places to go
visit and see things as a small group, are there special activities going
on that they could go to?
Here are a few ideas of places to visit:
Pizza Parlors - especially if the manager will let the boys make a pizza
Trash Incinertors - yep - boys tend to really get engrossed with all the
waste stuff coming in and how it gets burnt
Bottling plants - most like soft drinks and get interested in how they are
Candy Factories - heck I still remember the free samples from the factory
in Frankfort, Indiana that made Mounds candy bars and the sick room for
employees that ate too much off the production line
Fire and Police stations, com-centers, jails, etc.
Museums - depending on what they are like
Atheletic facilities - like an insider's tour of a stadium
Automotive repair facilities - see how a car gets fixed
Mostly it doesn't matter where you go, just go and see how things are
made, work is done, or how things work.
The video game interest can also be a plus - why not use it as a carrot
for conduct -- after so many good meetings, activities, etc., they get to
have a fun day on a weekend with video game contests.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
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