Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Pheasants
Wed, 7 Apr 1999 00:58:24 EDT
I understand the interest of this Scouter, but believe that the killing part
would be strongly objectionable. You can still obtain birds with feathers
on, at local butcher shops (at least in certain ethnic or simply old
neighborhoods). Why not do that. Just bring the birds for the boys to clean
and defeather. Effectively you have the same event, one that was practiced
by their grandmothers, even in the city, but without the killing.
We have had turkey at a camporee, in fact several turkeys. They are
relatively easy to roast if hung between four pillars of charcoal (in chicken
wire) all wrapped in aluminum foil.
So, outside the killing you should do fine. And you have even done the hard
part (the cleaning). The killing is not that hard, a simple instruction for
the boys would suffice to cover that part, the rest is a skill worth
learning: how to clean a bird for cooking.
Yours in Scouting,
G. John Marmet