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Baloo's Bugle

April 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 12, Issue 9
May 2006 Theme

Theme: Diggin' in the Dirt
Webelos: Outdoorsman and Handyman
Tiger Cub


You might be taking your scouting too serious if:

  • You buy that '89 Chevy Caprice because you really like that fleur-de-lys 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 pocketknife 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 ft. center console fishing boat in on that great little 15 ft. canoe.
  • Your favorite movie is "Follow Me Boys" staring Fred MacMurray, 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 actually start a fire by rubbing two sticks together.
  • Latrines at camp start becoming comfortable.
  • You felt you won a moral victory when the BSA brought back knee socks.
  • You think campaign hats are cool.
  • You gave your wife a mummy bag rated for -15 deg F for Christmas.  It was the nicest gift you've given her.
  • You name one of your kids Baden.
  • Your favorite tune is "Camp Granada" (hello mudda ...hello fadda) by Allen Sherman.
  • 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 that 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-loc bag.
  • You plan to get rich by writing a best selling Dutch Oven cook book.
  • You took a chemistry course at the local college to help you develop a better fire starter.
  • You actually own a left-handed smoke shifter.
  • The height of your social season is the district recognition dinner.
  • A trip to Philmont is a pilgrimage.
  • You are convinced that the center of the universe is Irving, Texas.
  • The sales operators at the BSA distribution center's 800 number recognize your voice.
  • Singing "Scout Vespers" makes you cry uncontrollably.
  • You were disappointed when "Scouting Magazine" didn't win the Pulitzer Prize last year.
  • The Scouts in your troop chipped in to have you abducted by a professional cult de-programmer.

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