Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: flaming arrows
Re: flaming arrows
Sun, 7 Feb 1999 01:24:55 PST
My apologies for a very sloppy send a minute ago, someday I WILL learn
to watch what ALL my fingers are doing.
I want to Thank Andrew Wright Saywell <asaywell@IUPUI.EDU>
for his post reminding us all of the unpredictability of an fired arrow.
It also caused me to re-read my post about using sparklers.
I was remiss in not being more specific. I should have restated the fact
that this arrow was being fired into a night sky, out over a lake, and
NOT into a populated area.
This was done at Cannon Falls Scout Camp in Minnesota about 1986, as
part of a district camporee. The dramatic effect of seeing this arrow,
arcing as a "shooting star" over the lake, was quite impressive.
And yes, they did make sure that signs were posted regarding the event,
and the lake was covered by two local sheriff's's water patrol an hour
before, up to the time of the shot.
And yes, there were three known telephoned reports of a UFO at the
approximate time of the shoot.
Thanks Again Andrew for "shaking" me on this.
For Jim Ventner, The Boys, And Good Scouting, Everywhere!
Bob Carr, Semmee-Retired Life Scouter
"Running The 12" Since 1949
Nat'l Jambo-Irvine Ranch '53
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