Re: In Quest of the Worst Meal Ever
Matt Harline (harline@GSLXSRV1.ROSE.HP.COM)
Sat, 16 Aug 1997 16:42:13 -0700
Can you stand another one? I hope you aren't eating or getting ready
to eat while you read this. This one comes from my youth... probably
about 1970 or so. Our troop was at a district camporee at a ranch
near the top of Mount Hamilton, just east of San Jose, California.
The ranch was normally used as grazing land for cattle, and apparently
had very recently been used for that purpose. We arrived on Friday
night, and as will often happen, we were slow to get to camp and set
up the gear, so fixing the Friday night dinner happened in the dark.
One patrol was preparing macaroni and cheese in a pot over the fire.
(I don't remember if they thought to "soap" the pan, but it would not
have mattered for this meal.) While preparing the macaroni and cheese,
a scout stepped in something, yelled "Eeewww", and kicked his foot to
get the offending "material" off his shoe. The scout preparing the meal
was dismayed to find some of the "material" strike him in the face.
After finally calming everyone down and the appropriate clean up, the
meal was cooked and served. During the eating, however, one scout
found that some of the "material" managed to get into the cook pot and
then into his bowl, spoon, and mouth.
Needless to say, the rest of that dish (and the mouthfull) was discarded
Matt Harline *
Scoutmaster Troop 358 Citrus Heights, CA * *
Pony Express District / Golden Empire Council * *
1997 Jamboree 1st ASM Council Troop 930 WM-47-95
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