I often tease people when they’ve done something well, or I want to let them know I would reward them (if I could in a tangible way) by awarding canteen points. What you ask are canteen points? So glad you asked.
|Star Lake Camp circa 1969|
Well at camp we had a canteen – a small store that would sell mostly sweets but often you could by a camp t-shirt or perhaps a hat – some remembrance of that year at camp. Remember the camp pennant? The schedule always had canteen time when the kids could come and get a couple of things…and as it was often free to them…well it was very popular!
So from time to time I say (usually to the staff working for me) “you’ve got 200 canteen points”…how much is a canteen point? Does it matter? After all it’s the thought that counts!
By the way that young man with the blonde hair wearing high tops is me! I think I’m about 12 or 13. See where I am? At the canteen perhaps cashing in my canteen points!