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  • ISBN: 9780226517049
  • ISBN10: 0226517047

On My Honor Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth

by Jay Mechling

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/2001
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Acknowledgments Introduction Day 1, Sunday I arrive at camp / The troop assembles for mail call / A religious service at Church Rock / A Tenderfoot class for the new boys / The Seniors meet to plan Insane Day / A Staff campfire Excursus: The "Problem" of God in the Boy Scouts Day 2, Monday An orienteering class / Pete explains the new "rule of three" / Some Scouts receive a cooking lesson / A troop campfire with patrol skits / A Senior meeting to continue planning Insane Day / The adult Staff discusses the day around their campfire Day 3, Tuesday A lifesaving class / Insane Day begins with the Rope Slide / Insane day out on T.I. / Around the campfire, the Staff discusses the day and its possible meanings / Pete explains "cool" and "classy" Day 4, Wednesday A nature class / Pete counsels a homesick boy / An "ass chew" at the Waterfront / The Girl Scouts arrive to camp nearby / The troop campfire / At the Staff campfire, the Staff sings a song now forbidden at the troop campfire Day 5, Thursday A hike to LBAS / A dead mouse / Three Scouts succumb to the Girl Scout temptation / Pete reminds the Seniors of the taboo policy / Senior smut / At the Staff campfire, some thoughts on girls / The Staff invents a parody song for their campfire Day 6, Friday A first-aid class / The Seniors meet to plan the Nugget Auction / Pete explains the four decodable coverts / The boys get a Staph Bath / The troop campfire and Nugget Auction / A reflection on militarism in the Boy Scouts / The Staff discusses the impending dilemma: Should Ken be able to earn Eagle? Days 7 & 8, Saturday & Sunday The boys prepare for the patrol overnight / The Seniors and the taboo policy / A dramatic Sierra Nevada thunderstorm strikes camp / Pete calls for leadership / The Staff plays / A Staff campfire Day 9, Monday Pete confiscates the Senior smut / Pete gives the Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders a tour of the area / The game of Capture the Flag / A crisis in the Commissary / Pete meets with the Seniors to go over the Treasure Hunt / The Staff talks about cheating and wordplay Day 10, Tuesday The Treasure Hunt / The treasure found / A troop campfire with skits Excursus: The Two Bodies at a Boy Scout Camp Excursus: The "Problem" of Gays and Girls in the Boy Scouts Day 11, Wednesday A campcraft class / Learning by doing / The uniform as a folk costume / The Investiture ceremony / The Staff takes a moonlit canoe ride Day 12, Thursday The last regular day at camp / A Nugget Auction / Talk of honor The Final Weekend, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday We break camp / Boards of Review / Pete debriefs a Scout / The folk psychology of a Scoutmaster / The Court of Honor / The traditional Swingin' Campfire and the After-Campfire Campfire / An early morning (almost) skinny-dip in the lake / Going home Epilogue Methodology Appendix Notes Index
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