CAMP FIRE FUNCTION IN OUR SCHOOL
Points: Introduction - Advantage of camp fire - Preparation for camp fire in my school - Commencement of the function - Items of the programme - Thanks giving – Conclusion.
A camp fire is a function which the scouts arrange. It is a branch of scout movement. The feats of skill and the tricks shown by school scouts make it most interesting. The games which the scouts play provide enjoyment to the spectators.
A camp fire is a very important function. It gives an outlet to the feelings of the students. The scouts are taught those things which are of practical value in daily life. They learn to be brave, courageous, generous and helpful. These things are taught to them by the functions of camp life.
A camp fire was arranged in my school last year on the night of November 20. All the scouts of local schools and colleges took part in it. Preparations were made a few days before. Our scout master Mr. C.K. Mehmood made all the necessary arrangements for the function.
All the troops assembled in the field at 7-30 P.M. The invited guests had their own overcoats because the weather grew cold in the evening. In the dim light of the fire, the function began at 8.00 P.M. At once four scouts rushed to the fire wood from four directions. Each of them had a burning mashal in his hand. They put them into the fire wood one by one speaking a few words about their identity. At once red flames rose high. We felt quite warm.
The function began with National Anthem. A few songs were sung in the praise of Pakistan. One of them was highly praised. Then Mr. C.K. Mehmood read out the programme. One after the other the school troops began to show their performances. The feats of skill provided much fun to the audience. Everybody was glad with our school scouts' feats. Tariq of Class VIII played the role of a teacher. When he started teaching, all began to laugh at his peculiar method. He put up such a good show that everybody was surprised at his skill. On the Principal's request, our scout master sang a song playing upon a pitcher as a tabla.
Lastly, the work of thanks giving was done. The Scout Master spoke for fifteen minutes. After his speech the function came to a close. It was already 12. The guests left the school hurriedly.
We were much tired. On our request the Scout Master gave us sweets to eat. We ate it by the side of the burning wood. We drank as many cups of tea as we could.