scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Whar they outta put that thar Scoutin' Mooseum...
Thu Jun 08 2000 - 22:41:33 CDT
It has been with some amusement (pun intended) that I have watched
ya'll dicker about where the best place thar is fer our Scout Mooseum. I
think it's obvious. We need it raight down cheer in Orlando Florida, You
know; raight next to Disney World and Sea World, and all them thar amusement
type parks. Heck, we kin even call it Scout World fer that fact. Yes Sir,
Scout World... Just think Scouters, while your kids and your spouse are off
somewheres wasting time, YOU can have the time of your life at Scout World.
Why the possibilities are plum endless. Instead of restaurants, they will
have foil dinners throughout the park, and places where you kin cook your
own Dutch Oven recipes. They kin serve BJ instead of coke to boot. There
will be large packs of boys to follow you everywhere and ask a jillion
questions, and they will make sure there is no AC ANYWHERE!!!
And hey, we kin have rides too! First off we kin have "Owl's crazy Flight".
In this un, you ride a big ol' owl (which would have to be more stabler than
real Woodbadge owls I have known) through all sorts of woods. Jus like an
owl though, you realize you ain't done nuthin, nuthin at all. Then we kin
have "Antelope's Mountain". In this un, you ride pell mell through the
center of a mountain, whilst trying to get your ticket signed off. Then
there's the "Eagle's Tree House" where everyone kin act like they are really
sumpthin just hangin' out in a fool tree like them other Eagles. Of course,
no park could be complete without "Twenty Thousand Leagues under the
Buffalo". In this un, you get to ride in an open cart under a heard of
buffaloes whilst dodging them thar chips, ifn' you get my drift. Over in
adventure Land we could have the "Pirates of the Beavers". Here ya get to
watch a rag tag band of beavers (is there any other type???) play around on
a pirate ship or two. We could also have "It's a small Fox after All" raight
next to it. All the kiddies will get a kick watchin' them thar foxes traipse
around all over the world. Of Course, one of my favorites, will be the
Country Bear Jamboree, headed by my dear ol' Madam Cubmaster Cathy Griffey.
Ya talk about your hoot and holler. Finally that brings us to the "Hall of
the Bobwhites", where we get to hear beautiful, well thought out speeches
from various Bobwhites. Hey, after all, they are the only ones to ever make
sense in that Woodbadge menagerie. Then, outside of the "Hall of the
Bobwhites" we will have a Florida Bobwhite lagoon (a Flamingo Lagoon to you
Yankees) to try and dress the place up a bit (you can't ever do too much to
compensate for a bunch of Eagles, Beavers, Foxes, Bear, Antelope, Owls, and
Buffaloes). Of course, to keep everything on an even keel, we will have tons
of WB Counselors, sos everytime you ask 'em a question (like, "How do I get
to a ride?"), they look real thoughtful for a while and then ask you your
own question right back at you (such as, "How do you think you should get to
this ride?"), and then they say "see what I mean?" Which you really don't,
but you don't want to show yourself for the dummy you really are, so you say
something like "Uh, sure I do. Can I use that as a ticket item?" To which
they say, "Do you think you can use it as a ticket item?"
Now while ya'll all are just over excited, let me tell you I saved the best
thang for last... That's raight, you kin see the entire park in just one
hour a week! I'll file the activity plan, whilst ya'll gather up some funds.
This will shore 'nuff be funner than anything I have ever done b'fore!!!
I used to be a Bobwhite... NECS-59
I used to be a Knot-Head... SSD-20
Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Central Florida Council, Semoran Springs District