Scouting is fun -- it is intended to be fun -- even
for adult leaders. Here are some tidbits of Scouting Humor. If
you have any Scouting stories, tributes or humor, send it my way and I'll
include it here.
be a Scout if...
...you have holes
in the pockets of your jeans from carrying a pocket knife.
... you begin to think half frozen french fries, don't taste all that
...you keep a bucket of water by your side while cooking dinner.
...you spontaneously break into strange songs in public.
...you can stare at a spider web for an hour, and not notice the time
...you carry your own toilet paper wherever you go.
...you always read by a flashlight.
...your radio is always tuned to the weather station.
...you horde tent stakes.
...you wear 2 pairs of socks to bed.
...you keep a lantern hanging outside your bathroom door.
...you sleep under a trash bag.
...you cannot walk by a piece of trash without picking it up.
...you carry a dufflebag size first aide kit in your car.
...you always have hat hair.
...you continue to wear it until it stands on it's own.
...you're always counting how many matches you have left.
...you tie up your little brother, and he can't get loose.
...you know all the words to Little Bunny Foo-Foo, but can't remember
...you see paint samples in a store and immediately want to name things
in nature with the same colors.
...your pots and pans are all black.
...you roast mini marshmallows on a paper clip over a candle, put it on
a golden graham with one square of chocolate, just to get the flavor.
...you always cook enough food for twelve.
...all your clothes smell like pickles (from the bucket).
...pie iron pizzas is the best meal you've had all week.
...you always have a cup hooked to your belt.
...all your dishes have little pieces of egg stuck on them.
...you own little bits of every color felt.
...you open letters with a pocket knife.
...you have something on your shoe...and you're sure it's only mud.
...you eat ants on a log and like it.
...you wear bread bags on your feet.
...you know 365 one pot meals.
...when opening large gifts you survey the box wondering if you have a
piece of foil large enough to cover it.
...you buy your shampoo in little tiny bottles.
...you order pizzas 14 at a time.
...you have the urge to help little old ladies...whether they want it
...everything in your cupboard says "Instant, just add water".
...your neighbors hide when they see you going door to door with "that
order form" again.
...you have to go to the restroom and you start looking for a buddy.
...you really do use those emergency sewing kits.
...you go to someone's house for dinner, don't like the food, and ask
if they have peanut butter and jelly.
... you tie your shoe and check the handbook to see if it can go toward
earning a badge.
...you see a pile of rocks and immediately put them in a circle.
...you know 100 uses for a bandana.
...all your shirts have pin holes in them.
...you wear thongs in the shower.
...you actually own the book, "How to Sh*t in the Woods".
...you have a collection of used candles and dryer lint.
...someone asks for a volunteer and you find your hand is already in the
...your favorite cologne is Deep Woods Off.
-- Thanks to Lisa Varner
Be Taking Scouting Too Seriously If ...
You buy that '89 Chevy
Caprice because you really like that fleur de lis hood ornament.
Your favorite color is "olive drab."
You decide to lash together the new deck on the back of your house.
You plan to serve foil meals at your next dinner party.
You walk the streets in broad daylight with a coffee cup and flashlight
hanging from your belt.
You raise your hand in the scout sign at a heated business meeting.
You were arrested by airport security because you wouldn't give up your
official BSA pocket knife until the cop said "thank you."
You didn't mind losing power to your house for three days.
Your son hides his copy of Boy's Life from you.
Your plans for remodeling the bathroom include digging the hole deeper.
You trade your 25 foot center console fishing boat in on that great litter
15 foot canoe.
Your favorite movie is "Follow Me Boys" staring Fred MacMurry, and you
spent months trying to convince Disney to release it on home video.
You managed to find that 8th day in the week.
Your patron saint is Ward Cleaver.
You disconnect the automatic dishwasher in favor of the "3 pot method."
You sneak a cup of "bug juice" after the troop turns in for the night.
You can start a fire by rubbing two sticks together.
Latrines at camp start becoming comfortable.
You felt you won a moral victory when BSA brought back knee socks.
You think campaign hats are cool.
You gave your wife a mummy bag rated for -15 degrees F for Christmas.
You name one of your kids Baden.
Your favorite tune is "Camp Granada" (hello mudda....hello fadda) by Allen
You can recite the 12 points of the Scout Law backwards, in order, in
3 seconds flat.
You bought 10,000 shares of Coleman stock on an inside tip they were about
to release a microwave accessory for their camp stove line.
You can't eat eggs anymore unless they are cooked in a zip-locked bag.
You plan to get rich by writing a best selling Dutch Oven cook book.
You took a chemistry course at a local college to help you develop a better
You actually own a lift-handed smoke shifter.
The height of your social season is the district recognition dinner.
A trip to Philmont is a pilgrimage.
You are convinced the center of the universe is Irving, Texas.
The sales operators at the BSA distribution Center's 800 number recognize
Singing Scout Vespers makes you cry.
You were disappointed when Scouting magazine didn't win the Pulitzer Prize
The Scouts in your troop chipped in to have you abducted by a professional