Scouting, Volume 67, Number 5, October 1979 Page: 74
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Worth Retelling (from page 20)
ey games. The dens and leaders take turns
visiting him during the week, seeing to his
needs, providing transportation when
necessary, and just plain caring and
Leonard has gained a close family and
the boys have a relationship and under-
standing that shows what Scouting is all
Dorothy M. Emery
... I thought I'd pass along a useful game I
used at my first two den meetings in each
During the meetings we took our
boys—and a football—outside. First, we
had each Cub Scout say his own name.
Then, we handed the football to the first
boy in line and, before he could throw the
ball, he had to announce the name of the
Cub Scout who would catch it. By the
second week our boys knew each other by
This is extremely helpful when your
Cub Scouts go to different schools, and we
happened to have five schools represented
in our den.
Good luck to all den leaders, and
remember to enjoy it!
One evening my sons Patrick, 15, and
Michael, 14, were returning home from a
friend's house when they came across an
elderly lady in need of help. She had left
her home to return a cup to a neighbor,
and in the process had become confused
and lost. The 85-year-old woman could
not remember the block she lived on or
even her house number.
It was quickly becoming dark and cold
outside, so, after a few minutes of search-
ing for the lady's house, my oldest son
returned home for my wife and me while
Michael stayed with the woman.
I was also unsuccessful in helping the
lady find her home, so I took her to the
police station. All turned out well when,
after some effort, the police found out
where the woman lived and returned her
to her home.
Needless to say, my wife and I were
proud of the way our boys acted, and I
believe their involvement in Scouting
(both are members of Troop 298) is help-
ing to round them into good citizens.
New Hyde Park, N. Y.
A Scout Is Trusting
While working in Antarctica, I met a
fellow Scoutmaster, Navy Chief Petty
Officer Jimmy Jones. One day we were
discussing why we had gotten into adult
Scouting. I told how it was the XIII World
Jamboree in Japan which caused me to
continue rather than quitting the program
as an 18 year old.
Jim then said, "I was asked to go along
as an adult counselor with a troop of U.S.
Scouts in Morocco. It was very cold when
we finally tented down and got even
colder the next morning. Of course, the
boys were up before sunrise, running
around, making noise, some trying to
build a fire to get warm. They succeeded
in starting one and soon were gathered
around the small blaze.
"I lay in my bedroll with my head
toward the outside of the tent so I could
observe all this going on. Pretty soon one
of the Scouts brought an armload of green
pine branches and dumped them on the
fire. Poof! The fire went out, apparently
"So the Scouts went to work to start it up
again but without success. Soon they
began discussing whether or not they
should ask one of the adults for help.
Finally, one of the younger Scouts came to
my tent and said, 'Mr. Jones, the fire's out
and we want you to help us restart it.'
"I raised my head, looked toward the
fire, and at that instant the pine sap must
have ignited and the fire blazed up. The
lad was a bit amazed as he looked back at
me, but all he said was, 'Thank you, Mr.
Jones,' and he walked away.
"So that's what did it for me. I thought
to myself that if someone as trusting as
that boy could believe that I started that
fire by merely looking at it, he had to have
a lot of faith and needed someone to guide
him. That experience has kept my faith in
Scouting strong enough through the inter-
vening years. I signed up as a volunteer
Scouter shortly thereafter, and have been
with the program ever since."
A Ifred Fant, Jr.
Why be half safe?
At our recent district camporee a fire by
friction vs. flint and steel contest was held.
To the disappointment of the camp staff,
not a single troop was able to ignite a fire
by friction. Checking into the reason for
the failures, it was discovered that the
instruction to soap or oil one end of the
spindle to ease the friction on the handle
had been carried out by two Scouts, one
for each end of the spindle.
Castle Dale, Utah
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