scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Wednesday
Sat Feb 12 2000 - 11:15:35 CST
> From: (MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
> Subject: REF: Wednesday
> ...and despite the red �Boy Scouts of America� strip above the breast
> on the right side of the shirt, people STILL mistake me for something
> OTHER than a part of the Boy Scouts of America.
> I have had other Scouters � Scouting leaders � to tell me that over the
> years, they have been mistaken for forest rangers, state or federal park
> employees, and even highway patrol officers. One man loves wearing
My story to add to this thread. The local gas jockey was a young man
of perhaps 20-something years. When I came in to pay for my gas he
noticed the uniform and I could see the gears turning.
"Are you a Park Ranger or what ??"
"No, I am a Scout Leader"
( More gears turning and grinding )
"Wow, that sounds like it might be fun to do. How could I get into that
( Now my gears are turning ...has a young son at home ? ...remembering
through the haze his time as a Cub or Boy Scout just a few short years
ago ? ...or what ?? )
" Well, I would suggest you call the local BSA Council office. The number
is in the phone book." ( Don't have it memorized yet. )
(More grinding and crunching)
"Cool ! How much do you guys get paid ??"
> It�s just a guy or gal, outfitted for service to others. That�s all.
I LIKE that description !!
T. W. Hess
Des Moines, Iowa