The Night Before Christmas at the Scout Camp

This is what it is like at a Cat Scout camp on the night before christmas:

Twas the night
Before Christmas
When all through the camp
Not a Cat Scout was stirring
Not a candle or lamp.

The stockings all hung
By the campfire with care
In hopes
That Santy Claws
Soon would be there

The Cat Scouts were nestled
All safe in their beds
While visions of catnip toys
Danced in their heads

And Denmaster in her kerchief
And all of the cats,
Had just settled down
For a Christmas night nap.

When out by the fire
There arose such a clatter
Denmaster sprang from her tent
To see what was the matter

Away to the fire circle
She flew like a flash
Flipped on her flashlight
And exclaimed, Oh my gosh!”

The moon on the breast
Of the new fallen snow
Gave the lustre
Of midday
With the campfire glow.

When what
To her wandering eyes
Should appear
But a miniature sleigh
And eight Cat Scouts near.

They were bustling about
So lively and quick
She thought for a moment
She must be delirious or sick

More rapid than eagles
They decorated the camp
They trimmed
And they wrapped
And strung
Lights with a clamp

Now Obi
Now Raz
Now Tiger
Now Allie
On Mau
On Wren
On Shoko
And Dezi

To the top
Of the tent
To the top
Of the tree
Now decorate
Decorate with glee!

As soaring birds
Before attentive
Kittens eyes fly
The scouts hustled
And bustled
With gleams in the eye.

So up
To the campfire
The gifts piled up
They wrapped
And they tagged
Lots of toys
And treats up!

And then
In a twinkling
Denmaster stared on in awe
At the prancing
And patting
Of each little paw.

As she drew in her head
And was turning around
Out from the tent
Santy Claws
Came with a bound.

He was dressed
All in fur
From his head
To his foot
And his clothes
Were all tarnished
With ashes and soot

A bundle of toys
He had stashed
By the tree
It was filled
With nip toys
Feather wands
And mousies

His eyes
How they twinkle
His dimples how merry
His cheeks
Were like roses
His nose like a cherry

His drawl little mouth
Said to Denmaster real low
These scouts you got here
Are amazing you know

They work right quick
They are sincere
And direct
They keep
Kittens on track
And act with respect.

He had a broad face
And laughed nice and loud
When they offered him
Catnip tea and meowed.

He was chubby and plump
A right jolly old elf
Denmaster laughed when she saw him
In spite of herself

A wink of his eye
And a twist of his head
Soon let her know
She had nothing to dread

He joined in with the scouts
And went straight
To his bag
And filled
All the stockings
They had hung
With cat swag

An laying a finger
Along side his nose
An giving a nod
Back to the tent
He goes

He disappeared
In a sec
And the scouts
Were all done
And away
They all went
Back to the tents
One by one

Denmaster exclaimed
So in awe from the sight
Happy Christmas to all
And to all a goodnight


12 thoughts on “The Night Before Christmas at the Scout Camp

  1. Oh my goodness that was the most FABULOUS Christmas present ever! What a wonderful job you Scouts did !!!!! You’re so talented……………I wish you all a VERY VERY Merry Christmas and I do hope Santa Paws brought you TONS of great stuff last night and that today you’ll party hearty and play all day long…………………

    See you at Scouts!
    Love and Merry Christmas
    Sammy, Wildcats Troop Leader!

  2. Wow!! What a wonderful version of “The Night Before Christmas…we loved it. You dudes and dudettes are so very talented.

    Have a fantastic dinner and hope you got some catnip toys.

    Big hugs to all,

    Kali and Shoko

  3. OMC Weez luvved this when we saw it on ow facebook page. Yous so talented. We wish yous wuld add da follow by email button so me wuld know when yous make a posty, even ifin it’s not very offen. Weez luv y’all so very much and awe so glad yous had a gweat Christmas. Weez very blest to be yous furiends. Fank you fur ow Christmas too.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi.

  4. Ifin yous go to yous dashboard (scwoll over yous name in da upper left corner and then click on Widgets) Then there will be a list of options to add to yous sidebar, and find da one dat sez Follow Blog (under it will say add email sign up…) And then yous choose where yous want it to go and save. 🙂

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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