“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

That's MISTER Boy Scout to you!
Thursday, January 22, 2009

When I was a wee lad I was a bit of a momma's boy. I did the Cub Scout thing, but when it came time to evolve into a Webelo and, finally, a bonafide Boy Scout, I stopped scouting because the latter groups required camping. And while I like to camp as an adult I thought back then that going to the bathroom outdoors was downright uncivilized, and I would have no part of it.
I went on one camping trip as a Webelo, and when they showed me the toilet -- a plank of wood with a big round hole in it, placed over two fallen trees -- well, that was the end of my scouting days. Now, I wish I would have stuck it out.

Well, one of my daughter's high-school friends, a brand-spanking-new Eagle Scout, sensitively noted my scout envy and recently gave me a gift:

I'd wear it in public, proudly...but isn't there a law against that? And, John ... isn't that the wrong salute? Isn't that the Webelo's salute?


1 Comments:

Blogger geeky Heather said...

It's all the same Scout salute...even the Girl Scouts have the same one. Just remember to keep thrifty, loyal, brave, clean, reverent....

January 23, 2009 at 2:35 PM  

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