Wisconsin Scoutmaster Gordon Bain authored this collection of eleven campfire stories for his Scouts. Imagine hunkering around the fire and hearing a very credible account of someone you know, or a place you have been. Just enough factual information to draw you in, but with an eerie twist that raises the hair on the back of your neck.
Titles like The Missing Bugler, and The Demon Troop are evidence that Bain has woven plenty Scouting into his writing making The Edge of the Firelight much more than just another collection of generic ghost stories.
Bain recommends tailoring his campfire stories for your locality and your Scouts:
The great joy of telling a story in person is in being able to make a real connection with your audience. I have found putting members of the audience, people they know, or places they visit into the story really draws them into the story and helps them connect to it and to remember it later.
The Edge of the Firelight will give you plenty of material for introducing your Scouts to the grand old tradition of storytelling around the campfire. (Of course everyone knows if you point the toes of your shoes to the north at night you’ll never have a bad dream, now – where did I put my compass?)
The Edge of the Firelight available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.
Stephen Cerruti says
Webelos camp in two weeks, too scary?