scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: The Scout Humor Challenge
Scott Patterson (scottpat@NETDOOR.COM
Sat Nov 06 1999 - 10:51:01 CST
First Class Cooking!!
Boy that's an Oxymoron!
This past year we had several of our scouts working on 1st Class Cooking.
Each patrol has an adult leader advisor that approves the menus for quality
and nutrition, well we try!
Last spring we had 4 patrols that had members doing 1st Class Cooking!
Three of the Four had no problems and we thought that the Fourth was going
to be just fine, until later that night. We (the adults) were sitting
around our campfire waiting for the scouts to quiet down and having a cup of
coffee or hot chocolate as we do most campouts. As our quiet time was
interpreted by about 6 loud Groans followed by several sounds of I am
SIICCCKK I am going to be SICKICIK!!!
Well needless to say we had all grabbed our flashlight and stumbled down to
the Scouts Campsite only to fine the entire patrol, each rolling on the
ground and starting to throw up that nights dinner!! We also had a few
adults with weak stomachs who decided to take part in this ritual with the
Scouts, FUN, FUN!! After we got everything cleaned up and all of the Scouts
cleaned up and back in bed (About 3 hours later) we started to look over
their food supplies to see if we could find the problem. We came upon their
Cooking Pot all ready for the next days breakfast, it had an unusual sheen
on the inside of it. Upon further examination we found it to be SOAP!
Early the next morning we were in the campsite to help the Sick Patrol with
breakfast if needed. The scout who was in charge of the cooking for the
weekend was up and moving, so we asked him why they did not wash out the
cooking pot, he reply was "Oh we did, we cleaned all of the pots until they
were sparkling clean." We the told him about the soap in the pot. His
reply was "Oh, yeah we put the soap on the inside of the pot to keep the
food from sticking and make it easy to clean!"
I am not sure if we ever covered this with our scouts, that the soap goes on
the outside and not on the inside!!!
Troop _ _ (I can't tell you because Scouting is a Safe Place)