scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Summer Camp
Jim Peterson (kupete@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU
Tue Jun 27 2000 - 15:20:21 CDT
>Just got back from summer camp and we had a really GREAT time - - except for
>the fact that the camp changed it's policy about preregistration of merit
>badges and we had several scouts with A LOT of downtime (yes, we did
>everything possible to fill it) because merit badge sessions were full. Have
>any of you experienced this and how did you handle it.
Hi Laura, et al,
Gosh....we take so much stuff to keep scouts learning and doing new stuff.
We pack chests of craft work...bead looms, leatherwork, we carve Native
American flutes, we usually take a log and carve a totem pole (takes all
ten days!)...we make OA and Micosay costumes, we take a five-mile hike to
Iconium for Peach Nehii Floats....we go looking for Vulture feathers in
Blaylock Hollow, we make moccasins, we take 4-5 old beat up guitars (from
garage sales) and let the boys learn the basics, we take harmonicas, we
take recorders, we make a drum or two with hollow logs chiseled out and
stretched with rawhide, we carve desk plates for our moms and dads, we
carve sailboats and have a regatta (for prizes!) in the creek behind our
campsite, we do blacksmithing (yep, we take a forge!), we teach tipi
ettiquette and how to make bannock......shoooooooot!....the list is
endless! Our problem is usually that we can't get to everything in our
BLUE SKIES!, Any day above ground is a good day!
Jim Peterson (of the Kansas variety)
ADC, Pelathe District
Heart of America Council Eagle Class of 1963
ASM, T-55, Lawrence, Kansas Brotherhood, Tamegonit Lodge
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