Re: Introduction and Thanks!
John and Bernadette Curry (bernadettejohn@SPRYNET.COM)
Fri, 11 Sep 1998 08:54:51 -0400
I am a firm believer of cheap. Mailing tubes can get costly, but they do
make the best rain sticks - easy to seal, good length and great tone. We had
the Scouts gather the pebbles to fill the tubes (works only with soils that
have small pebbles / coarse sand - not fine sand or small rocks - best when
dry...). Dirty fun, but lentils is a great alternative that I didn't think
I've used paper towel tubes or wrapping paper tubes sealed with cardboard
circles put on with a wrap of masking tape. Torn pieces of masking tape
randomly pasted on and then painted with brown shoe polish (remember those
masking tape covered vases all kids made at one time?) is a cheap
alternative to wood contact paper.
Rain Sticks are a great Nature and Energy activity for Tigers.
There is a great audience participation "rain storm" that the NCAC GW
District day camp did last year. But I can only remember some of the
movements (rubbing hands, snapping fingers, clapping thighs, stomping
feet...) Anyone else have a better memory?
Unofficial Tiger Coach
Pack 995 Springfield VA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City