Saturday, March 20, 2010

Boy Scout Anniversary

It's the 100th anniversary of the Osage District of the Boy Scouts and they celebrated on the grounds of the local community college.  It was a gloomy, cold day with a possibility of snow so the helicopter landing was cancelled.  Still we managed to find some interesting things.

First stop was the local fire department.  They had rigged up their own version of the carnival game where you shoot water into the clown's mouth until a balloon pops.  Here's Schnickelfritz with a most determined look on his face to douse the fire....

Here is his target--a row of houses ablaze.  As the water goes in the hole, a small message that says "Out" comes out the chimney.

There was also three camps of historical reenactors--the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.  I was most interested in the WWI group--one doughboy and one man dressed to be General Pershing (a Missourian).  You know, I took a college prepatory World History class when I was in highschool.  We spent about six weeks studying religions of the world and only seven days covering World Wars One and Two--mostly Two.  Why is that?  I'm certainly keeping that reenactor's card to see about a presentation to our homeschool co-op.

Finally, there was an RV filled with space memorabilia--a real space suit, models of different spacecraft, a diorama of the moon landing, etc.  The display that really captured Fritz's attention was the space food.  There were several dehydrated packs and you were supposed to identify the contents.  Have you ever pulled a ziploc bag out of your freezer and tried to guess what the freezer-burned contents were?  There is hope for Fritz in space know that he knows Macaroni and Cheese is on the menu.


No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...