Scouting, Volume 67, Number 5, October 1979 Page: 28
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In the picnic pavilion, Cub Scouts tapped designs
on leather bracelets, their hammering resounding
like a flock of denomic woodpeckers. Near the
pavilion, Boy Scouts were showing first aid for the
"hurry cases" of stopped breathing, severe bleeding,
and internal poisoning. (A Cub Scout who evidently
plans to travel widely asked, "What do you do if you
get bitten by a tarantula?")
Other Scouts at a patrol campsite were giving Cub
Scouts a preview of their future as members of a Boy
Scout troop. Meanwhile, two Webelos dens were
hiking three miles along the meandering Rocky
River to a nature "interpretive center" where they
would learn something about Ohio's geology, for-
ests, and wildlife. All told 276 Cub Scouts and
Webelos Scouts and more than 50 adult leaders,
plus some volunteer Boy Scouts, swarmed over the
park in controlled chaos. It was the end product of a
process that began 10 months earlier when council
and district Cub Scouting committees got together
to plan for summer 1979.
Dates and sites were selected, and districts ac-
cepted assignments for specific camps. "They're all
council camps," said Council Scout Executive
James L. Bartel, "and any Cub Scout pack can go to
any camp. But each of our nine districts shares
responsibility for at least one week's camp."
The budget for 1979 day camps was set at $15 per
boy for each four-day day camp. "We just about
break even on that," Jim Bartel said. "Some years
there might be a small profit and some years a loss,
but overall our aim is to break even on day camps."
For his fee, the Cub Scout gets a day camp T-shirt
and patch, craft materials for his daily handicraft
session, thong and beads for participation in various
camp activities, juice and sometimes dessert for
lunch, and the ingredients for the traditional last-
The council also provides the paid floating staff,
which last summer was headed by Cubmaster-
Scoutmaster Ernest Enold, a schoolteacher by
profession. Under him were the program director,
Dennis Wysocki, who is an assistant Scoutmaster;
two Scouts who taught Scoutcraft; and directors of
handicraft, games, and field sports.
Cleveland's day camps are put-'em-up-and-
take-'em-down-every-day types. Since nothing can
be left in the parks at night, the staff must set up
anew each day. A loaned van (with donated gas-
oline) provides storage space for equipment as well
(Right) Archer's ton-
gue shows his deter-
mination to hit target.
(Right, center) Scout
bugler sounds retreat
at close of Cub Scout
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Boy Scouts of America. Scouting, Volume 67, Number 5, October 1979, periodical, October 1979; New Brunswick, New Jersey. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth353681/m1/28/: accessed April 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum.