Camping for boys

Camping for boys

by Henry William Gibson
     
 

The author has conducted boys' camps for twenty-three years so that he is not without experience in the subject.See more details below

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The author has conducted boys' camps for twenty-three years so that he is not without experience in the subject.

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ISBN-13:
2940018085089
Publisher:
New York, Association press
Format:
NOOK Book
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0 MB

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temptible nature, would for one moment have thought of doing such a thing. He Conscience concluded his remarks by saying, 'If there is any boy here who knows who did this thing, I earnestly request that he will keep it to himself and not breathe the name of the offender to any one in camp.' Especially did he request that on no account should the offender's name be told to him. There were a few rather red faces about the camp fire, but the name of the offender was never known and no similar misdemeanor occurred while the camp was open. "In another camp two boys had thoughtlessly violated the understanding regarding swimming and they spent an hour on the hillside with the leader discussing the situation. After the leader had explained to them his responsibility to the parents of each boy in camp and Self-imposed Discipline how insecure parents would feel if they thought their boys were not being properly taken care of, he asked them: 'Now, if you were in my place, what would you do with two such fellows?' And they both replied that they thought the two boys should be sent home as an example to the rest of the camp. The leader agreed with them and the two boys, who had pronounced their own sentence, left the next morning for home. That leader has today no better friends among boys than those two particular fellows."1 Solomon in his book of Proverbs says, "Thesesix things does the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him. A proud look, a lying 1 K. M. Robinson, Association Boys, June 1902. tongue, and Seven Things Which God Hates hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness thatspeaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren." (Proverbs; 16:19.) ...

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