Boy's Bulletin

Volume 3, Number 4, February 25th (23-24, 26), 2002
"All things are ready, if our minds be so. " Shakespeare

Title courtesy of John Lukacs


Meeting: Pizza Kits and Lashings

This was the meeting when the pizza kit money was due. Mr. Winkler handled the orders (he will again next week), and the program was lashings.

We began by having demonstrations by the two Jameses, Ritzman and Acevedo, of the square lashing and the diagonal lashing, and then we looked over the shear lashing, and practiced all three. The game was the popular Candle Game.

Campout: Gettysburg

The campout, on Saturday and Sunday, was at Gettysburg. We set out in the morning, and got out to the battlefield tour around noon. We did the full Billy Yank trail until about six. Some noteworthy landmarks: the 'Devils Den', a pile of rocks where some heavy fighting took place; Little Round Top, a key point on the third day, with a neat 'castle' on it, which was open for visitors; the lookout tower, with a great view of Pickett's Charge, Little Round Top, and all the fields; and Pickett's Charge, which most of us ran as best we could. The cooking that evening was very good, and the 'goldmines' (a.k.a. egg-in-the-hole, bulls-eyes, etc.) in the morining were quite popular.

Troop Leaders Council

Few people showed up on Tuesday night for the meeting where we planned future activities. Some changes were made; the 'Woodcarving' program was postponed, to be replaced by advancement work and a lashing competition, and a Friday night extension was suggested for the Quantico trip.

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