“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?


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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