Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Pheasants
Wed, 7 Apr 1999 14:40:05 -0700
Ok now you got my attention.
I don't think nothing wrong with what you are going to do. Expect I would
try to get rooster pheasants instead of hens. That way you got some good
feathers to keep.
As for as cult is concerned no way, don't worry about it. I would let
everybody know what you are going to do. As for as bambi lovers out there
forget them. They most likly faint at the sight of blood.
Killing pheasants is no big deal. When I was a kid I lived on a farm
raising animal to eat. This includes chickens when it was time to bucther
them my dad would hold their heads between two nails and one hand hold
their legs. With one swing cut their heads off and let them flop around
until they stop.
This would teach the scouts on how to kill and clean the right way an
animal. Unless you live on a farm than you never know on how to do it.
Good luck and let me know on how it turns out.
May the scouting spirit live long and prosper
Michael Salvetti I have done so much with so
Troop 1541 little for so long, I can
Committee Member now do everything with nothing.
Eagle Dad 1997
Chief Seattle Council
...."I have considered legaly securing six (6) hen pheasants. These would
> be brought on a campout where we would allow the Scouts to butcher, gut,
> pluck and cook. Cooking would/could be using a variety of methods including
> dutch oven, bucket method and rotissery. Butchering would be by
> decapitation and plucking follows immersion in hot water."... "The question
> which has come up when discussing this with other adults is whether or not
> this might be perceived as some sort of cult or other "bad" thing? I only
> believe this to be teaching basics to Scouts being brought up in a
> styrofoam society, however, when in doubt we are taught to go to our
> What should I tell him?