Holiday Hoopla! (Adult Leader: J. Galloway)
August 21, 2017
December 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ernesto's Italian Restaurant located at 8544 SW Apple Way
OR 97225

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Class “A” Uniforms please.

It’s time for Troop 870’s annual Holiday Hoopla!

And White Elephant Gift Exchange!

This year’s event will be held at Ernesto’s Italian Restaurant. ( 4.7 miles from Mountain View MS.

Ernesto’s is one of the Portland/Metro area’s finest Italian restaurants. We are very fortunate to have this venue for our celebration and we are doubly fortunate as Chris Wegner (Proprietor of Ernesto’s & father of Michael Wegner troop 870 scout) is extending special pricing to our troop. Chris asks that we do not publicize our special pricing and that we keep this pricing between Troop 870 and Ernesto’s. Please honor this request.

This event is open to both scouts and their families.

The cost is $11.00 per person.

Please consider paying in advance at one of the troop meetings to make things easier the night of the event.
Payments for Holiday Hoopla can be made through Dinah (Troop 870 Treasurer) at the Troop meeting 04-DEC-17 or 11-DEC-17.
As always scouts are welcome to use their scout account to pay for this event – just let Dinah know that is your intent.

Dinner will be served buffet style.
Below will be the courses available to choose from:

Spaghetti with choice of Meat, Marinara or Alfredo Sauce.
Pizza: Pepperoni, Aloha, Combination, Cheese etc.
Sauteed Veggies
Tossed Salad
N/A Beverages

We will be dining in a large private banquet room that over looks the Jesuit High School football field.

The White Elephant Gift Exchange Game:

The Gifts
*The gift should be valued as close to $10.00 as is reasonable.
*The gift can be purchased, found or made.
*The gift must be scout appropriate, No adult oriented gifts.
*The gift should be wrapped or in an envelope before arriving to the party. Gift bags are OK only if a
wrapped item is inside.
*As guests arrive to the party, the gifts should be placed in an area where few people can see who
brought which gift. All efforts should be made to hide who brought which gift.

The Game
*Each guest who wishes to participate must contribute a gift.
*Prepare slips of paper equal to the number of gifts with clearly written numbers. Each participating guest draws a number and holds onto that slip of paper.
*On the first turn, the guest with paper slip #1 chooses a gift, opens it, and all admire it.
*On the second turn, the guest with paper slip #2 gets the choice of “stealing” any unwrapped gift (#1’s) or
choosing a wrapped one. If #2 steals #1’s gift, then #1 must open a wrapped gift.
*On the third turn, the guest with paper slip #3 gets the choice of “stealing” any unwrapped gift (#1’s or
#2’s) or choosing a wrapped one.
*If a gift is stolen from you, you can steal a gift (within limits, described below), or open a wrapped one.
*The turn proceeds until a wrapped gift is chosen.
*A gift cannot be immediately stolen back from the guest who just stole it.
*The third “owner” of a gift gets to keep it. The gift is “dead” after it has been stolen two times.
*”Owners” of “live” gifts must keep them visible and hold them up when requested.
*The gift exchange ends when the last wrapped gift is opened. Usually, guests are encouraged to
perpetuate the gift stealing as long as there are “live” gifts, but no one is obligated to do this.

Please note:
In the interest of time we may split the white elephant gift exchange into groups depending on how many folks participate in the gift exchange.

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. Galloway

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