The annual December Lock-in or “all-nighter” was held on Friday, December 16, 2016. We met at WCA Friday evening and departed shortly after 6pm. We arrived at Funopolis in Commerce promptly at 7:00pm. The kids were given instructions by the Funopolis staff and let loose for 3 hours of video games, 10 pin bowling, 2 sessions of laser tag, and games with tickets for prizes. Due to the cold weather, the outdoor activities such as go-carts were not available, but Funopolis added additional time for games and laser tag. Laser tag was a hit with the Scouts getting about 20 minutes of group competition. Lots of video games were available, some that even the Adults could reminisce about. One Adult even secured the high score on a game and received a “how come you’re so good at this game” comment. It’s because I grew up playing the game! Some of the more industrious older Scouts identified a cheap game that was giving out lots of tickets and managed to accumulate quite a large stash for a nice prize haul at the end of the evening.
After 3 hours, the Scouts were done and so was the Funopolis staff. We made our way back to the WCA gym for more fun. With hours of fun, games, movies, pizza and maybe a little sleep the hours passed away, slowly there at the end. Thanks to all the parents who spent some or all of the night and also the parents who arrived promptly at 7am to pick up a very tired Scout.
What a great way to end the 1st semester of school or begin the Christmas break.