Scouting in the heart
Barry C Runnels (Barry_C_Runnels@MMACMAIL.JCCBI.GOV)
Wed, 14 Aug 1996 09:24:02 CST
Hello everyone and for those of you back from Camp Alexander "GOOD
MORNING THRILL SEEKERS!"
Our Troop just got back from Camp Alexander in Colorado last Sunday. I
want to thank everyone who help me plan this trip near Colorado
I was just reading the letters about uniforms and I don't disagree
with them at all but I wanted to tell you what happen to us on the way
home from camp.
We got our Scouts up last Saturday at 4:00 A.M. to make a 8:00
whitewater rafting trip near Canon City. We asked the Scouts to keep a
small bag of travel clothes to change into after the rafting. But
packing in the dark after a long week, well we looked pretty rough. We
did not look like a Boy Scout Troop to say the least.
That night we stopped at a Pizza Hut in Texas on our way to Amarillo.
I was the last one in the restaurant and the 28 Scouts where sitting
down in a area to themselves. We adults sat at the other end of the
When the bill came, I found Pizza Hut did not charge us for the drinks
and gave us a big discount on the pizza. One of the adults told me as
all the Scouts walked in, the boys put the Scout sign up and all were
quiet. At that point the waitress knew we were Boys Scouts but even
more, she was impressed how 28 boys behaved while visiting her
restaurant. The place was full of local patrons and none appeared
offended by the 28 Scouts. I would love to have had Class "A"s on at
the time but the Scouts did have their a BSA Class "A" attitude with
them and it showed. Truly Scouting in the Heart.
I love this Scouting Stuff.
Committee Troop 386
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City