Re: Summer camp extras
John VanBlarcom (jblarcom@POP400.GSFC.NASA.GOV)
Wed, 1 Jul 1998 10:15:47 -0400
For new camp gadgets, has anyone ever tried to make a xylophone from sticks
or bamboo in camp? It would take lots of lashings and an ear for tuning.
A piano student or percussionist from the school band could play it.
Others could make whistles, drums, tamborines etc. How about items for a
piece like Bring on The Noise, Bring on the Funk where they stomp and play
all kinds of things with drumsticks. Remember, if you can't play well,
Another gadget would be to create a rope and stick ladder on swivels like
they have at the carnivals. It is hung at a low slope and the scout would
try to climb up it while keeping balance. It is a real challenge to get to
How about making a basketball hoop and backboard. Use a sock ball wrapped
in duct tape or rubber bands? A mini golf set from sticks and tree galls,
chestnuts, or sweetgum balls could be made. The holes could be any
combination of logs, rocks, camp paraphenalia, trees, or people.
For skits, a good look at "All That" might bring up a few ideas. Like the
Good Burger skit, the yelling librarian, or even a recreation of Cops. The
Ask Ashley segment could be constructed to have the SPL read 'letters' from
scouts asking dumb questions like 'everytime I go out camping, I wake up
cold, being bit by misquitoes, and my ears are full of rain, what should I
do? Then the scouts yells "USE A STINKING TENT! etc". If you have a real
ham, it would go over big I bet.
For dessert competition, my favorite is still brownies with mini M&Ms on top.
I'm off to Daycamp myself. Have fun!
John Van Blarcom
Cubmaster, Den Leader
Pack 1776 Waldorf, MD
"I can accomplish anything as long as its not what
I'm supposed to be doing at that moment." - Robert Benchley
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