Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Blanket Toss



One of the really fun things about Summer Camp in Boy Scouts was that you could play games that were not possible if there were not a lot of other kids around. A blanket toss, pictured here, would be just one example. This picture was taken in 1913 at the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. There was a large scouting component at the batteleground, and this group of scouts was part of the event.

6 comments:

  1. That was one thing we never did in BSA. Maybe some one got dropped or missed the blanket and wasn't done any more.

    ReplyDelete
  2. What I love about this picture is that they are playing at Gettysburg, a place where so many died. Some would call it disrespectful but I think the men who died there might smile to see the nation at peace 50 years later.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Can't you just see some one falling wromg, and there is a broken arm or leg.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Or the blanket tears. It is good exercise.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The whole idea is to build trust within the team...to learn to count on each other and know that they "will not" drop you. There were probably very few accidents.

    ReplyDelete