Re: Active Scouts
Wed, 1 Apr 1998 22:57:26 -0500
Hello, my oldest son has recently crossed over from cubs to a boy scout
troop. His scoutmaster is an experienced leader and has a simple 11 to 7
rule. The boys can stay up as long as they want but they will live by this
simple rule. If they turn in and quiet down...no talking no jokes/giggling
at 11 they don't have to wake up until 7 the next morning. If they deciede
to stay up to 12 at night they get up at 6 in the morning. 1am and 5 am.
and so on..it only takes one night of this to get the reputation and running
gag of this system to work. The older scouts joke around about this "rule"
and have a good time with it and at 11 each night thier camp is all quiet.
The next morning all are rested and ready to go. The younger ones just
follow the older ones. Hope this helps. I am enjoying being an asst.
scoutmaster in this troop and I am learning quite a bit from the troop.
Cubmaster pack 289 Madison WV
Asst. Scoutmaster Troop 85 Foster WV
hope this may be of some help
Philip T. Peverada, M.D. wrote in message
I am Scoutmaster of a young troop (11 to 12 year olds). We camp every
month and the boys love it. As the warm weather approaches, I am
anticipating some multiple day campouts, trail maintainence projects,
etc. My problem is that on an overnight campout, no matter what we do
the first day, the boys treat the night like a sleep over. Lights out
is at 10 PM but the boys stay up talking etc all night (They are in
their tents, and quiet) and are useless the next day. Maybe it's just the
we are scheduled to do some work on the second day in the near future and I
wonder what they will be able to do. Does anyone hve any suggestions
appropriate to boys at this level?
Philip Peverada, M.D.
Glen Cove, Maine
Scoutmaster, Troop 203
Owls Head, Maine, USA
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