scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Scout(er)s & Elephants
R. Wm. Schooley (rschool@IC.NET
Thu Nov 11 1999 - 08:15:03 CST
I read with great interest your recent post on BSA elephant hunts. But I could find no
answers the following critical questions. If I want to keep that "trained"
patch on my BSA approved uniform I (and the rest of the list) need to know:
1. Are there different rules and techniques that apply to Indian elephant hunts verses
African elephant hunts?
2. What are the proper knots and/or lashings to use after the elephant is successfully
hunted? Again with particular variations that might apply to Indian vs. African
3. What are some good dutch oven recipes for the preparation of elephant.
Your prompt attention and response to these pressing questions would be most
appreciated. (grin, grin, grin & :) )
High Adventure Chair
Steve Hoar <shoar@INFINET.COM> wrote
How does BSA hunt elephants?
Leaders hunt elephants by getting out the Guide to Safe Elephant
hunting and the Elephant Hunter advancement guide, reading them
both and realizing that they must travel in large groups and use
nonharmful weapons. They also find out that the hunter must make
up a three day menu to serve the elephant and clean up afterwards.
Boys hunt elephants by running wildly through the woods at night with
flashlights playing 'capture the elephant'.
National offers to buy the elephant buy paying huge salaries justifying
it by saying if you want to get the best elephant you gotta pay for it.
Scouts-L cant get started hunting elephants until they figure out when
the elephant will wear a hat, check his underware, and whether or not
we will allow both male and female elephants to be hunted.
Finally, parents dont hunt elephants. They won't help you hunt elephants
and dont like to pay for equipping safaris. They will drop off junior tarzans,
expect you to take them on the safari, and gripe when junior is not
the number one bwana.