scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Sewing MB? LOL
Jack W. Sandoz, Jr. (jsandoz@EARTHLINK.NET
Thu Jun 01 2000 - 00:34:31 CDT
> > -----Original Message-----
> I was involved for a short time with a group called Royal Rangers. They have
> > an award called the Bachelor Badge (or something similar). I thought that
> the BSA could use a Merit Badge like that.
> > Proposed: Bachelor Life Merit Badge (Alt. Eagle req. badge)
> BACHELOR LIFE Merit Badge? Excuse me? And is there some reason these skill
> would no longer be of use to them after they marry?
The Royal Rangers were obviously referring the the Middle English term which
meant "squire". :)
"Bachelor" used to define a man who never made the same mistake once. ;)
We now know that a bachelor is actually cheating some poor woman out of her
support and therefore not P.C. ;) )
Jack's law of Unwanted Knowledge states: "Never admit to having a skill you
don't care to use."
Since most accidents happen around the home, the award could be called:
High Adventure Domestic Survival (HADS)
The HADS award could be printed on flash paper.
(Venturer Phelps: "This award will self-destruct upon your entering any
situation where this knowledge could be used against you. If you surrender or
are captured, the Secretary will disavow any record of what you HADS." )
No person, male or female, should be penalized for having useful skills.