scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: 20 questions--Female Scouting Survey
Marc Godbout (marcgodbout@LANCAST.COM
Mon Jul 31 2000 - 14:29:49 CDT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Settummanque, the blackeagle ((MAJ) Mike L. Walton)
> Subject: Re: 20 questions--Female Scouting Survey
> >5. What is your greatest fear about including women in Scouting?
> That one of them will tell my wife that I can indeed cook
> better than many
> women. This will mean that I will have to compete with my
> wife over the
> usage of the kitchen and I would be forced to prepare MORE
> meals for our
> family than I'm "allowed" to.
This can never happen, Mike. Cooking outdoors is a man thing, cooking
indoors is a woman thing. Everybody knows that. I think it's programmed
genetically. Why else is the barbecue grilling duty always given to the
man? I think it goes back to the caveman days. Anyway, if you always stick
to a dutch oven, you'll be safe. All you've got to do is burn one of the
better sauce pans in your kitchen ("Honest, Honey, I've never burned a dutch
oven - must be those flimsy pans things") and I'll guarantee you'll never be
allowed next to that oven contraption with all its timers, dials, and knobs.
I'll save the instructions on how to get out of doing the laundry for
another time (hint - a new angora sweater is a small price to pay).
[For the humor-impaired please visualize my tongue firmly implanted in my
> The second biggest fear is that I will do something really,
> really stupid
> during a campout or hike or something like that and my wife
> will "tell a
> wife" to EVERY WOMAN SHE KNOWS, thereby insuring that the
> tale will NEVER
> go away, but instead will become eventually bigger!!!
I dunno - my wife never seems to have a shortage of Stoopid Husband stories.
What's one more?
> Unless there's
> someone out there that have never made a mistake anytime in
> their lives, ...
That would be me. I thought I made a mistake once, but I was wrong.
[OK - time for tongue out of cheek, now]
FWIW, Mike, I agree with everything you posted regarding women in Scouting.
I have seen cases where the boys preferred not having certain women camping
with them and used their gender as an excuse instead of hurting their
feelings. With men, they're more likely to grin and bear, or more likely
they just avoid the person during the trip.
Crew 98 Advisor