alan houser (houser@CEDR.LBL.GOV)
Wed, 23 Nov 1994 11:59:23 PST
Norman (NorMac4101@AOL.COM) writes:
>I don't think we are going to have much trouble getting our Scouts to travel
>in uniform any longer. We stopped at a McDonalds near Annapolis last night on
>our return journey from the Appalachian Trail. All of our Scouts and Leaders
>were in uniform, since it is our policy that when we travel as a Troop, we
>look like a Troop.
>While we were eating, the manager came to us and said each of the Scouts
>could have a free ice cream, providing they did a good job of clearing up
>after themselves. She also provided the Leaders' meals gratis in appreciat ion
>for the time they dedicate to the programme.
>Kinda' makes you think a bit, doesn't it?
Just a week ago, one of my Assistant Scoutmasters help drive us to the
trailhead at Point Reyes for a 3-day backpack trip, even though his son wasn't
going along. Even though he wasn't going along, he wore his uniform (love
to have those adults who set the example!).
Afterwards, he drove over to an oyster farm, figuring to pick up a crate of
oysters (40 pounds for $20). When he got there and asked for his crate, the
owner reached in back, pulled out a full crate, and said, "No charge. I
used to be a Scoutmaster myself."
Alan R. Houser ** Scoutmaster, Berkeley Troop 24 ** email@example.com
** Troop 24 WWW page ** http://www.netwired.com/~troop24/t24.html **
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