Re: Crazy things Cubs say and do ...
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sat, 17 May 1997 00:17:53 -0400
The facts leading to your question:
> So he thrust it under the Cub Leader's nose saying " Does that smell
> like me ? "
missed an important detail. :-) Could the leader tell by the smell whose
uniform sweatshirt it was? Your question reminds me of a situation
several years back at a Webelos Camp. All of the Webelos were having a
wonderful time at the camp until about Wednesday when one small fellow
became distressed. He couldn't find his shoes. Seems they had gone
missing during or shortly after swimming at the camp's waterfront. He
went about the camp asking whether anyone had smelled his shoes. Turns
out that he had been given pretty regular ribbing from kids all over camp
for having the absolute worst smelling shoes in any of their memories.
After a long time the shoes were in fact located by smell in a ravine
behind his campsite. One of the other Webelos in his Pack had given them
a long toss in an effort to improve the breathing environment in the
campsite. Despite offers to help him wash the shoes in clorox, etc., he
remained firm in his conviction that his shoes were not in need of
attention. By Thursday the odor was so disgusting and repulsive that the
rest of the Webelos in his Pack refused to return to the campsite, if his
shoes were there or to walk with him. Fortunately his dad was there and
was persuaded that something had to be done. Thursday afternoon the old
shoes were given a Viking funeral of the boy's own devising and then the dad
took his son into town to buy some much needed new shoes. Upon his return
he was greeted with shouts of approval and hustled into the remainder of
the days activities by his buddies.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
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