Can you sleep when the wind blows?

Revealing certain Scouting traditions may invite the scorn and disdain of leaders with shared experience who wish to protect those rites of passage for future generations. However, the positive impact of some traditions is too significant to suppress, and similar Scouting programs today no longer include the same activities.  So...what the heck. Here's an activity that left …

Truth or Dare?

You're at a party with friends and someone suggests that you should (insert random questionable act here), and with a wink and welcoming hug around the shoulders exclaims, "it's OK, everyone's doing it"!  Maybe you see a Facebook post by one of your friends, with gossip about another school mate's personal life, and wonder if …

Banana Surgery

One of my favorite activities when working with youth during Confirmation at church is an exercise called Banana Surgery.  Each of the groups is given a banana and a variety of "surgical implements"; toothpicks, paperclips, Scotch tape, staples, etc.  They're instructed to slice the banana three times, randomly, in any way possible. Some simply make …