6212Re: [Hammock Camping] slowing down the kids
- Jun 25, 2004I have had a few ADHD kids who were on Ritalin etc. and always kept
themselves under real tight control during meetings, when I would
see them at church or school etc. But I remember seeing one kid,
when we got to a campsite, dropped his pack and ran back and forth
discovering everything, yelling and whooping. he had finally reached
a place where it was alright to let go. For about fifteen minutes he
discovered the creek, the beaver dam, the pond, the dead tree with
the hollow in it, the yellowjacket nest, the hill, the willows, as
he ran back and forth seeing everything around. It was exausting
watching him, but one of the high points of my 20 years of scouting.
The kid could be himself. After his fifteen minutes of exileration,
he put his tent up, started working on supper, and was happy just to
sit there contented.
Yeah but did he take all his clothes off while doing this? LOL
Oh and did he piss off the yellow jackets?
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