Barry C Runnels (EC92@AOL.COM)
Mon, 8 Sep 1997 16:46:07 -0400
>I think we may have found Part Three of the Scouter's Motto: >(1)"It will
only take an hour a month." and (2) "All the >parents will help.")
>Part three is: "You might want a folder to keep you Scout >stuff in." Later
we find we change "folder" to "box" then to >"shelf" then to "room".
>There may be a Part Four about closet space for uniforms and >and a Part
Five about a little camping equipment.
I have a friend who writes for an outdoors magazine who writes about Bass
Fishing "Step 1: Build an addition on your house." or something similar.
I never would have thought about the Scouting stuff I've accumulated until we
moved and ran out of space and put in a small shed (you could park a car and
have room left for a motorcycle gang) in the back yard. The loft - just the
loft - is camping/cooking/backpacking/sleeping bag territory.
The rest of the place has everything from the Merit Badge Midway office sign
from Jamboree to boots to ...well we don't know what else because even
spending one full weekend trying to sort it out we never got to the walls.
But you can at least walk in and climb to the loft now if you move the Bikes
I've been at this 32 years now. Anybody with less time, this is your future
unless you plan for it now. My first Cub Scout Basic instructor told me "
never throw away anything, you'll find a time you'll need it" and evidently
the whole family took that to heart. Trust me, that attitude has changed with
the oldest boy in Exploring.
P.S.- The Exploring stuff? It fits in a file cabinet and the 16-year-old
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City