Winter Camp V - 1981

Dates:December 27-31, 1981
Location:Beaver Creek & Clearwater Cabins, D-A
Attendance:28 (24 youth, 4 adults)
Leader:Daniel Bollman
Adviser:Douglas Wilson
WCUES Score:268
Catchphrase:Communism: The introduction of currency
A strange new combination of descriptors, but these two features were perhaps the most notable new developments in 1981. A modified Communist government replace the patrol system and printed currency became the medium of exchange as Arrowmen from all classes sought to eke out a living under the new regime.

Communism -- is a just description of the government and economic system of Winter Camp V. A central committee constructed a "Five Day Plan" to decide which tasks were to be performed, the salary levels of the participants, and the qualifications necessary to perform the tasks. A bureau of engraving was established to design and circulate $55,000 in Winter Camp Currency. While Arrowmen drew salaries for such careers as food preparation and janitorial services, fees were levied for bunk rentals, computer use, equipment rentals, and even first aid. Also included in the system were fees for licenses and fines for crimes against the chapter. The communist system was so much in disfavor of private enterprise that it used its legal structure to all but destroy a single insurance company that sought to establish free trade.

Human digestive systems attending Winter Camp V were worked to the limit as they sought to devour the many pounds of organic materials provided for them. So as not to break tradition, change was incorporated in the food program to introduce the following meal themes: a Seven Bro's Banquet, a Roman Snack, a shovel lunch, a brotherhood dinner, a caste breakfast, and a carnivorous lunch. A potent batch of Rand Stew, which served as the finale to this food extravaganza, required use of a canoe paddle for mixing.

Printing machines were fertile as a multitude of Winter Camp documents were reproduced to make for a smooth operation during the encampment. A wide base of manpower helped to provide for less effort from top leadership to maintain this outstanding Winter Camp program. Several special assignments such as a police force, a clean-up crew, service committee, and activities committee helped to provide substance to the program. New activities that were tried and tested included: a toga party, a mission impossible game, ice soccer, night stalking, and a sound hike.

Members left Winter Camp V knowing that the next 3 1/3 blue moons might bring many changes, journeys, and adventures, but Winter Camp VI would be a certainty.

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