By Nicholas Cross , Staff Reporter
PUTNAM VALLEY — Cub Scout Pack 1 from Pelham went on a cabin camping trip Feb. 1-3.
There was a big hike up the mountain inside the Boy Scout camp. The hike lasted two to three hours and was about one mile to the end of the trail and one mile back to the campsite.
Also, there were two bonfires, one on Friday night and one on Saturday night. The second bonfire was very important. That’s because at that bonfire the scouts held a retirement ceremony for the Doyle’s American flag.
In addition to that, there were scary stories and roasting marshmallows (both bonfires).
One scary story was “Give me, give me, give me your fingers.” And it goes something like this: One day there was a boy walking down the street. He noticed an old lady staring at him. That night he went to bed. When he fell asleep, a voice said, “Give me, give me, give me your fingers.”
That morning, he woke up, and guess what? No fingers. He and his mom went to see their doctor. He did not know what was going on. Just then, the boy noticed the old lady. He started to get suspicious. That night he went to bed and fell asleep. But then… “Give me, give me, give me your fingers. Give me, give me, give me your nose.”
That morning when he woke up: No nose. The boy’s mom got so scared, she went to the police.
One of the officers stammered, “That can’t be real.”
And just then the boy noticed the old lady again. A few hours later, the boy went to bed and fell asleep. But again there was the voice. “Give me, give me, give me your fingers. Give me, give me, give me your nose. Give me, give me, give me your body so I can live again.” The next morning, the boy was gone and was never heard from again. The end.
The story was told by Robert Bischoff.
This story also appears on the Colonial Times website.