Rodger Morris (rodger@FISHNET.NET)
Fri, 16 Aug 1996 13:04:56 -0700
At 08:02 AM 8/16/96 -0500, Mark W. Arend wrote:
>Two years ago at our Council's Woodbadge course a tent was struck by
>lightning. The lightning hit a tree, traveled down the trunk and into the
>roots, and up through the floor of the tent. This was a freak accident I
>don't see any way of avoiding; how do you not pitch a tent above tree roots?
Simple. Camp in the Mojave Desert where there are no trees. ;-)
Come to southern California and we'll show you how it's done.
>Sent the guy in the tent to the hospital, but he's ok and known Council-wide
At Camp Three Falls, our camp medic was bitten by a rattlesnake this summer.
Fortunately, the rattlesnake had almost no venom, so he lucked out and had
merely some swelling and a limp for a few days.
He became known in camp as "Snake Boy".
In 1995, one of my Scouts became frightened by a coyote (we think) plunging
through some brush in pursuit of something at about 5 a.m. whilst my Scout
was doing an early morning observation for Environmental Science merit
badge. He ran back into camp at about "warp 12". I asked him:
Rodger: "What does a coyote call a running housecat?"
Josh: "I don't know."
Rodger: "Fast food."
Josh became known as "Fast Food" Malmquist. This year at an OA spring
ordeal, he thought his name was being called when somebody asked where
to put the trash. (trash=Josh). So his current OA nickname is "Trash".
He seems to glory in it.
What other Scouting nicknames can you contribute, along with how those
sobriquets came to be awarded?
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Scoutmaster, Troop 852 Woodbadge 416-18
Ventura County Council Philmont, 1973
Camarillo, California, USA "I used to be a Beaver..."
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