scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Uniforms and Traveling
Tue Jul 25 2000 - 09:53:20 CDT
<< Just what where you doing speeding >>
With your indulgence I must tell my favorite speeding story (on myself). We
were a small troop and had an even smaller campout 200 miles from home. We
headed back to our homes early one Sunday morning in three cars. I left
second and didn't see the first car for 20 minutes, came upon it, and sped
past. 45 minutes later I came on an Illinois State Trooper driving in the
same direction. I slowed down a bit.
As I approached I noticed his trunk was open. I pulled next to him and made
hand motions trying to convey that fact. The officer looked at me like I was
weird, but finally understood something was wrong. He slowed and pulled
over. I had a thought he might not get it and pulled over myself. He walked
around his car looking at his tires. I got out and walked back to tell him
his trunk was open.
Just then the first car full of Scouts drove by. All of them looked right at
me and made that "shame shame" sign with their hands. I later found out that
the driver spent the next 10 minutes lecturing the boys on how even if you
are an attorney and a good Scout leader, you can't break the law.
Even with my Scouts corroborating my side, I'm not sure that leader ever
Yours in Scouting,
G. John Marmet
Troop 156, Glenview, IL