An Unusual (But Fun) Way to Give Gifts
This week we had our Christmas party, consisting mainly of our white elephant gift exchange. Everyone who attended this week’s meeting brought some type of gift. (The recommended cost was $5-$10.) All of the gifts were put on a table in the middle of the room. Then we all made a circle-ish shape around the table. Jackson T. explained the rules: we would go around the circle, one person at a time. Each person would choose either to pick a gift from the table, or to steal a previous person’s item. One item could only be stolen up to three times, and someone could not steal something that they’d already had.
It was a great time. There were some cool gifts, and lots of laughing over the events unfolding. Sometimes, just as someone got exactly what they wanted, it was stolen from them. Some items of interest that were stolen three times were a Gerber knife, a waterproof stuff-sack, a lantern, a poker set, and several assortments of candy and chocolate. There were some stormproof matches, a Whitman Sampler (Mmmm…), and a curiously large can of nacho cheese. This can was by far the heaviest thing on the table. It was first received by Danny C., who didn’t quite know what to do with it. Then Jacob W. stole it, and he was from then on the proud owner of the cheese. (I have the feeling that a lot of nachos are in his future.) Besides the candy, camping gear, card games, and cheesy presents, there were also some gift cards for Graeter’s Ice Cream, Game Stop, and Orange Leaf.
Aside from this gifting extravaganza, there was a short game of dodgeball, and the winners of the Golden Spoon from Color Wars and Feast Fest (The Panthers and Serpents, respectively) were each given a cooler of Klondike Bars. Also, it was announced that several Scouts completed Boards of Review.