For Troop 1616 the big holiday event that the Troop decides to put on, on a annual basis is that of the Lock-in. The Lock-in is event where the scouts show up on the evening of the first night and stay up as late as possible and then leave the following morning. This event occurred on January 2 to January 3 2009 and we had nine scouts turn out for this annual event.
Usually most of the Scouts by the end of the event are totally wiped out and ready to crash. We usually have food and play video games. I would have to say that I do not totally agree with the activities list on the agenda but as a senior scout in the Troop I realize that we have to follow the wishes of the PLC to the point that our rules and regulations let us. Video games are probably not a standard scouting activity but in the day and age of computer technology we must be willing to balance totally traditional campouts with activities that take advantage of all of the great technology out there. The one thing that is great about this outing though is to see our scouts develop more personal relationships with the other scouts in our unit.
Yours in Scouting Service
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster