Re: In Quest of the Worst Meal Ever
Bob Washburn (whiterabbit@IW.EDWPUB.COM)
Sun, 10 Aug 1997 18:41:15 -0500
Not really a candidate for the worst meal ever, but in the category some
never learn was a scout I had several years ago:
On his first camping trip the New patrol was fixing hot dogs. Something I
felt was well within their capabilities. After checking to see that they
had in deed brought hot dogs and buns and the fire was burning under
control, I wandered over to check on the other patrols. Returning about 15
minutes later, I asked how the hot dogs were. "We haven't eaten yet, the
pan fell into the fire." Instead of the traditional stick method, he was
trying to boil them in a pot like he did at home.
Fast forward three years. Our boy is now a Life Scout and is working with
the New patrol on their first campout. He is fixing them breakfast of
pancakes. Simple enough. Knowing by now to check frequently I find he has
made enough batter for all eight boys, in the frying pan. He is trying to
cook this mass of batter at one time in the pan.
A good smart diligent Scout, probably an eagle by now, just watch who you
pair him with on the duty roster.
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