Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Brainstorming
Sat, 4 Dec 1999 18:52:22 -0500
I notice you've already received several replies, but I'll offer the
We've done an "Olympics" campout usually in February. We do this because
our other event in Feb is a ski trip and the lads feel this is not
we add a second. We do some innovative games: The hammer throw is
actually throwing a hammer (rubber mallet) backwards, through the legs,
blindfolded, etc; the toilet brush/box race; kick the can suspended from
The kids love it and always keep it high on their priority list when
the annual plan. Of course it probably gets a lot cooler where you are
than in the DC area.
Tom Sullivan, Scoutmaster
Troop 773, Potomac, MD
On Wed, 1 Dec 1999 22:51:24 +0000 Kim Weisneberger <weisen@FUSE.NET>
>Last night the PLC was brainstorming ideas for activities during the
>winter months (Jan and Feb and March - OK so the winters are
>short here in Ohio). It seemed like most ideas they came up with were
>accompanied by some significant costs. I challenged them to come up
>some "low cost" ideas. They came up with very few.
>They then challenged me in return to do the same - come up with
>activities that don't cost an arm and a leg. I said given a few days
>could come up with 50 ideas and would make them both low $$'s but fun
>and/or exciting in addition.
>Obviously that is where I am hoping that this group can help me. (I
>didn't say where the ideas would come from)
>I would appreciate any and all ideas that would fall into this
> Winter activity - Relatively low cost - Fun, exciting
>Please send me your ideas and suggestions or prior experiences.