Bluefish Game this Saturday!

Let’s hope for great weather on Saturday and Sunday!  We are going to be having a great time watching the game and camping out under the stars and trains.

I would,for once,like to be able to put our tent away DRY.  We still have yet to do that in 4 years of Cub Scouting.

In case you missed it,here are the humorous event details:

Scout Night at the Bluefish!

Saturday,June 18

7:05 p.m. Game

It’s a Saturday night in Bridgeport. What are you going to do about the traffic?

Among all the powers and responsibilities that come with working for the Boy Scouts of America,traffic control is not one of them. Please plan accordingly,drive safely and try to be in the parking lot around 6:15 p.m. if you wish to participate in the parade. The first pitch is at 7:05.

Our pack doubles as a marching band. Where and when do we assemble for the parade?

Bring your pack flags or parade banners but leave the trombones at home. Scouts and their leaders can begin assembling for the parade in the dusty abyss in front of the Gear Shop on the third-base side of the field beginning about 6:15 p.m. Listen carefully for announcements over the loudspeaker. Parents can meet their sons at the Kids Cove.

Is there room under my seat to store a tent and sleeping bag during the game?

No,but don’t worry because there’s plenty of time after the game to make a trip to the car to grab your sleeping bag,tent and teddy bear. I always suggest packing light. A change of clothes,ground cloth to keep out the moisture and a sleeping pad are about all you need. Oh,and a tooth brush helps as well.

Toothbrush? I thought this was a Scouting event? Do I really need to brush my teeth?

That’s a judgment call on your part. I remember hearing somewhere that “a Scout is Clean.” The concourse lights will be on all night and at least one bathroom facility will be available. The grounds crew would really like to keep the grass green rather than a shade of yellow.

It’s a ball game. Can I have a beer with my peanuts and crackerjacks?

Nope. Especially if you’re in uniform. The Guide to Safe Scouting clearly states:“It is the policy of the Boy Scouts of America that the use of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances is not permitted at encampments or activities on property owned and/or operated by the Boy Scouts of America,or at any activity involving participation of youth members.”

Don’t we get a way-cool, awesome and incredible patch?

Absolutely. It wouldn’t be a Scouting event without one. Patches will be available in envelopes by unit at a table somewhere on the main concourse. Select one leader (most likely you) to find me during the early part of the game and pick up your patches. If you don’t get your patches at the game,don’t panic. We’ll get them to you.

Did the movie you’re showing win an Oscar?

If I had my choice,it’d be “Master and Commander” and it would’ve won many Oscars. But based on feedback and the fact that I don’t think most of the kids would understand … we’ve decided to err on the side of something like “Spongebob Squarepants” and show a 30-minute episode instead.

What’s the deal with Sunday morning? I thought we were sleeping in.

Wouldn’t that be nice? Actually,as a service to you and because the grounds crew will be turning on the sprinklers at about 8 a.m.,we encourage all families to be off the field and visiting the nearby Dunkin Donuts or McDonalds by 7:30 a.m. Gives you plenty of time to go home,take a hot shower and head off to the little league game. “BB” will be walking around Sunday morning signing autographs and taking pictures with the Scouts.

What if the weather is really sunny? Should we still plan on coming?

Absolutely. In fact,the Bluefish like to play in sunny weather. In the event that it is the opposite (or that which shall not be mentioned),we go by the Bluefish’s weather-policy.

See you at the game.


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