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Visiting with Seniors
A baker's dozen of scouts visited with seniors at a local assisted care facility this past week. What a great time for generations to interact, fulfilling the 'Associate with Adults' method of Scouting.
The scouts and seniors played bingo and chatted for about 90 minutes.

This has become an unofficial annual tradition for the troop, having done it for 5 years now. Every year, the scouts have totally positive feedback about how fun it is to call out the bingo numbers and how interesting it is to hear stories from 'old people'. And that is said in awe rather than lack of respect.

Why not contact a local senior center or care facility in your community and do a patrol or troop good turn? You won't be sorry. It just takes time and caring, nothing more - and the rewards are great.

Scout On
Posted: 21:57 12-16-2008 381
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