First steps of conversion
James D Wellborn 325 795 2010 (EC92@AOL.COM)
Thu, 9 Oct 1997 16:18:58 -0400
OK, I'll admit it. They got me mad at work and I had it on a disk so I
started converting the 1940's relic to Scouting. (Malicious obedience: I was
told to quit a major problem and to do something that wasn't so important for
awhile.) This is a first draft, others of you take a shot at improving or
adapting it so we can post a finished product to several lists (with
apologies to people like myself and Walton who seem to be on all of them, of
course). So we aren't wasting -L space, send inprovements directly to me,
The SCOUTER'S CREED
1. Born with the uncanny ability to have an extra hour every week.
2. Be willing to donate whatever money you make.
3. Move to a house with large garage for unit gear.
4. Give up and live in garage, put gear in house.
5. Do not use "living room" except to accumulate gear for weekend campouts.
6. Cover all furniture with bed sheets.
7. Do not heat in wintertime unless counseling merit badges.
9. Should have large car, preferably Suburban with hitch, 10 years old, in
perfect condition, with not more than 3,000 miles.
10. Keep shined and covered.
11. Do not move from garage, except for campouts.
12. Prior to removing car from garage, scan skies for possible inclement
weather. If forecast is acceptable, prepare for camping trip.
13. Camoflage all camping equipment from neighbors. Proceed to camp areas
with caution, i.e., drive thru alleys, around the block several times, down
wide streets to insure you are not being followed by neighbors who are
suspicious of your willingness to work with youth all the time.
1. Friday - Cheese. Crackers. Inexpensive sausage. Coffee or Hot Chocolate .
2. Saturday - Sausage, eggs, hot dogs, hamburgers, more cheese, crackers and
lots of coffee.
3. Sunday - Hot weather: cold cereal, Cold weather: oatmeal.
4. Notice. Do not buy homogenized milk. Regular milk in cartons is better.
The cream can be skimmed off the top for SM's coffee and skim milk is good
for the Scouts. The waxed paper cartons burn real well and help start
campfires on those occassional rainy mornings.
1.Family must save all brown paper bags, strings, rope, jars, and all other
valuable and useable articles.
2. The wife must have ?
3. Father and older children should have day jobs or part-time work to
fulfill Scouting pledges. Wife works (to keep food on the table) on third
shift while father is at events and committee meetings.
4. On payday, father will take paychecks without cashing them, ride his
bicycle to council office and make a deposit. Wife's check will be carefully
hidden in shoe so council staff cannot take it, too.
5. Advantages of living in the garage are: Occassional flooding prepares you
for weekend events when new Scouts pitch your tent in low-lying area prior to
major rain or snow fall; Easier to bring gear in at end of weekend; Drafts
prepare you and strengthen immune system for winter camping.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City