2021.10.17 05:33 Gmork1174 It's time to take down the scarecrows.
I don’t understand this story I’m writing down. I don’t have all the parts outlined or anything. I’m just gonna tell it how I remember it. I think it’s important that it gets put down somewhere before I go back.
Everything I’m going to describe could have come about naturally or have some rational explanation. Most likely it does to be honest. It’s just… I don’t know. Just listen.
For a few summers now, I’ve been working as camp staff at a Boy Scout Camp in the mountains. I should mention that I’m not using any place names or people’s names either. These mountains are pretty far away from the nearest town or anything. You’ve got a good winding out drive along an old mountain road and then a few miles down a rough dirt road into the camp.
The staff is usually around forty people between the ages of like 16 and 25 or so. This year, it was a bit of a small turnout, probably cuz of COVID hesitancy and all. I mean, we were wearing masks when we had to but still people might not have wanted to be so close to so many people.
Camp is pretty usual I guess. There’s a little sectioned off part of the river for swimming, there’s a shooting range, a main stage, a big campfire ring, a flags area, and a little shop for candy and souvenirs. Scouts and scouters would come up from Saturday to Saturday and we’d put on certain programs every week for them.
This is really more than enough detail for this story. I guess you should know there’s a lot of culture and tradition there. Its an old camp and we’ve got ghost stories pouring out of the floorboards per say. Pranks are also a big part of the experience. I think that’s why everyone was so chill when they first showed up.
They were plausible enough. Sticks tied together in a stick figure shape with animal skulls secured as the heads. It sounds weird, and it really was, but then again, all of those pieces were readily available. Sticks were everywhere you looked and its pretty hard to not find rope at a scout camp. The science/ nature area had a ton of skulls that had been donated a while ago for learning purposes. As far as we know, as far as I can still tell, some staff members decided to go all in on building these things and putting them all over the camp.
They were creepy for sure. Stick figures standing around six feet tall with deer or weasel or horse skulls looking around from atop stick necks. I don’t know how many of them there were at first, but it was enough to really impress everyone. I mean, these were well put together and that takes time. Our days were full as it was so we all figured that some mystery person, or team, went out at night, built and placed all of these scarecrows. We started calling them scarecrows even though they weren’t like scarecrows really. The arms hung at their sides rather than sticking straight out. They dangled from wide shoulders. The legs were often very long and dug into the ground to keep the scarecrows from falling over.
They were novel! It became something of a puzzle to try and figure out who had built them. No one fessed up. But with all the ruckus about it, I wouldn’t either. I mean, if I had done it, I too would have let the game play out a bit longer.
So anyways, that was all during staff week, our setup time basically. There was a lot to do before scouts came into the camp. We spent those days cleaning bathrooms, raking leaves, and preparing for our jobs in the upcoming weeks. For all that time, the scarecrows stood.
When the scouts did come, we gave them tours of the camp and mentioned the scarecrows and how they had magically appeared and no one knew where they came from. Really playing the mystery of 'em up. Scouts love that sort of supernatural thing. They bought into it and, throughout the week, would ask questions constantly. It was fun at first, but, even in the first week, it started getting tiring.
And during that first week, more of the scarecrows got built. Even weirder, some were in the staff area. That’s risky, whoever built them would have had to build them somewhere else and then carry them to where everyone was sleeping and set them up without waking anyone. Some staff members sleep outside. Remember, these scarecrows have their legs dug solidly into the dirt. Upon waking up, some staff were greeted by this terrifying creature staring into their tent flaps. As you can imagine, it didn’t go over very well. A majority of us were still only intrigued by the appearances but a few were really creeped out and annoyed. At the next staff meeting, the camp director told us that no more scarecrows were to be built in the staff area. We dug up the offending creation and moved it across the river. For some reason, no one brought up the idea of disassembling it.
The night the scarecrow had shown up in the staff area would be the first night of many that these things appeared all over the camp. Where one stood, campers would wake to find two or three. Some were found inside buildings and in the mess hall. Curiously, they could even be found out in the woods, along old trails. Shortly after the camp director’s first proclamation, he put a full stop on all scarecrow buildings. The creator still had not been identified.
By the time our third week drew around, all of the staff was tired. The new scouts however, were not. They pestered us with the same questions as each of the last weeks. They saw the statues as a big game, the same way we had first seen them. They would hang around the scarecrows and build up the courage to poke them with sticks or even grab them and touch the skulls.
Speaking of skulls, there were too many in the field now to explain them having come from the nature area’s stock.
In reading now, you may think that we would all be creeped out, but really, for some reason, we were all just annoyed. I guess, since it seemed really plausible and even cool in the beginning, we never noticed it gradually became overwhelming. But, in hindsight it really was. There were more scarecrows across the camp than we could easily count.
I don’t know when exactly it was, but we started to get defensive about the things. When scouts asked us what they were, we brushed them off. If we saw some kid touching them or messing with them, we would pull them away. Some staff got really unusually irritable about the scarecrows. They’d start yelling at scouts and pulling kids away from them. Complaints came in and the camp director pleaded with whoever was doing this to stop. They had started appearing in the staff area again and it was blatantly clear that whoever was building them was not listening or caring.
You should know that this staff is always great. I’ve known most of the people on it for a while and none of them would yell at a scout for no reason, or such little reason. The change to us was more dramatic than the change in scenery.
The end came quickly. A scout was messing with a deer skull atop a scarecrow and a staff member shouted at him. The scout freaked out and accidentally knocked the skull off its wooden neck. I wasn’t there, but I heard that the staff member just went crazy. There was screaming and, well too much. The scout was apparently so freaked out that he ran heedlessly down the trail where he almost immediately tripped, dropped the skull and cracked his head open on a rock.
Camp obviously closed.
We packed up that night and left the next morning. As we drove in a long caravan up the dirt road, I thought I spotted more scarecrows off in the forest, watching us go.
It only occurred to me, and apparently to everyone else, once we were far away that we never considered taking them apart while we were there. The option somehow never came together in anyone’s head.
Its everyone’s decision now. I’m not going back just for that. The camp needs to be closed up and winterized. A small skeleton crew of six people is going back down to spend a few weeks closing up and, as part of that, taking down the scarecrows. The thing is, there was just so many of them and if they kept appearing at the rate they did while we were there…
Sorry, ‘appearing’ isn’t the right word. They were built, I’m sure of it. This is going to go fine, it’ll be a lot of work for sure. But only in untying the knots.
I feel like I started writing this because I was worried, but now I’m pretty reassured. I leave tomorrow with the gang and should be finished by the Saturday after next. No wifi or electricity unfortunately, but hey, the generator costs money.
Its all good, I’ll see you on the other side.
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