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Newsletter July 2009

Author:  InsaneScouter

The InsaneScouter
July 2009

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Added: 2009-07-02 10:12 pm

In my dreams I'm going back to Gilwell, To the joys and happiness I found, On those grand weekends, With my dear old friends And see the training grounds, Oh, the grass is greener back at Gilwell, And I breathe again the Scouting Air, And im memory I see B-P, Who never will be far from there. ...
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Added: 2009-07-02 10:10 pm

Goin' on a lion hunt! I'm not scared! Look at all the beautiful flowers. Oh-oh! Tall, tall grass ahead! Can't go over it! Can't go under it! Can't go around it! Gotta go through it! (everyone does actions as if parting long grass) Goin' on a lion hunt! I'm not scared! Look at all the beautiful flowers. Oh-oh! Icky, sticky, mud ahead! Can't go over it! ...
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Added: 2009-07-02 10:08 pm

God's love is like a circle, A circle big and round. And when you see a circle No ending can be found. That's how it is with God's love, Goes on eternally, Forever and forever more I know that God loves me. ...
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Added: 2009-07-02 10:06 pm

God Our Father God Our Father Once again Once again We would ask thy blessing We would ask thy blessing Amen, Amen ...
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Added: 2009-07-02 10:03 pm

God made the mountains, God made the rolling hills, God made the flowers, God made the daffodils, God made the field of wheat, For all the bread we eat, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia (repeat and fade out.) ...
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Added: 2009-07-02 10:01 pm

Location? Where else but in the woods? A cast of 4 is needed for this one. Brer Possum, Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear. When the skit starts, Brer Fox and Brer Bear are out of sight. Brer Possum is sitting by the campfire, as Brer Rabbit strolls (hops?) by. Brer Rabbit: Hi there, Brer Possum, it’s a great day to be out in the woods. Brer Possum: Sure is. I really enjoy these days. ...
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Added: 2009-07-02 09:58 pm

A group Scout goes to a new Scientific Laboratory where they have developed a new process for brain transplants. The Scouts asks to see the selection of brains. The doctor shows them a selection. (the brains may be in cans, where they look in it). The first one is marked $500.00. The scouts ask about it and are told it is the brain from a peddler. The next $1,000.00,-a policeman, 1,500.00 - a teac ...
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Added: 2009-07-02 09:57 pm

Cast: Customer, Shopkeeper Setting: Brain Shop Customer: Hi! I'm bored with myself. I'd like to buy a new brain and have an all new personality. Shopkeeper: (In one of those evil, horror movie voices) Ahh, yes. Well, I can sell you this brain from Billy Crystal for $5000. Here. Try it. ("Unscrews" head and plops in pretend brain.) How do you feel? Customer: (In Billy Crystal style voice) ...
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Added: 2009-07-02 09:55 pm

Cast: six Cubs on an outing. 1st Cub (glumly): I don't think Akela is having such a great time. 2nd Cub (looking at 3rd Cub): Well, you didn't help much - giving her that garter snake! 3rd Cub: I was just trying to help her collect stuff for our nature display. 4th Cub: And, you heard what she said. "Nothing, ever again, that moves by itself!" 3rd Cub: So, now I know better. 5th ...
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Added: 2009-07-02 09:53 pm

A variation on The Ghost of Midnight and The Ghost With One Black Eye. Cast: Border Guard, Supervisor, Several Crossers, 2 Brooms Guard: Hi, Boss! I'm new here! What do I do? Supervisor: Well, you have to make sure that people don't try to cross the border without stopping first. You can shoot at them if you have to. Guard: With what? Supervisor: Well, we're out of guns, so here's a ...
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Added: 2009-07-02 09:37 pm

4 c Water 2 c Pinto Or Black Beans; 1 lb 1/2 c Onion; Chopped, 1 Md 1/4 c Vegetable Oil 1 ts Salt 1 ts Cumin Seed 2 Cloves Garlic; Crushed 1 Bacon; Slice Mix the water, beans, and onion in a 4-quart Dutch oven. Cover and heat to boiling. Boil 2 minutes and remove from the heat; let stand for 1 hour. Add just enough water to the beans to cover. Stir in the remaining ingredients and heat t ...
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Added: 2009-07-02 09:35 pm

3 c Dry navy beans; (about 1 1/2, lbs.) 4 qt Cold water; divided 1 md Onion; chopped 1 c Ketchup 1 c Brown sugar 2 tb Molasses 1 tb Salt 2 ts Dry mustard 1/4 lb Bacon; cooked and crumbled Rinse beans; place in a Dutch oven with 2 quarts water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse. Return beans to Dutch oven ...
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Added: 2009-07-02 09:34 pm

Beans 2 tb Olive oil 1 Celery stalk; finely minced 1 sm Carrot; finely minced 1 tb Finely minced garlic 6 c Vegetable or chicken broth 3/4 c Dried Flageolet or Cannellini beans 4 Sprigs fresh marjoram -or- 1 tb Dried marjoram 4 Plum tomatoes 3/4 c Uncooked elbow macaroni Garnishes 3/4 c Grated parmesan or romano cheese 1 sm Onion; flnely minced Freshly ground pepper Virgin olive oi ...
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Added: 2009-07-02 09:32 pm

1 cn (14-16 oz) green beans; drained 1 cn (14-16 oz) pork & beans; drained 1 cn (14-16 oz) Kidney beans; drained 1 cn (14-16 oz) chili without beans 1 cn (14-16 oz) chili; with beans Green onions; sliced, to taste 1 Bell pepper; diced 1 c Chili sauce 2/3 c Brown sugar 4 oz Bacon; cooked crisp and crumbled Put all of the above ingredients in a crock pot or large pot or dutch oven an ...
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Added: 2009-07-02 09:30 pm

2 c Dried black-eyed peas 1/2 lb Bacon 2 qt Water 1 c Uncooked rice 1 c Chopped onion 1 c Chopped celery 2 ts Butter 1/2 ts Italian seasoning; (up to 1) 1 ts Sugar 1 1/2 ts Salt 1/4 ts Pepper Sort and wash peas; place in heavy saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil; cook 2 min. Remove from heat; cover and let soak 1 hour. Drain. Combine ham & 2 qts water in large Dutch ove ...
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Added: 2009-07-01 10:33 am

God is great, God is good, Alleluia Let us thank him for our food, Alleluia By His hand we all are fed, Alleluia Thank you Lord, for daily bread, Alleluia ...
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Added: 2009-07-01 10:31 am

God is great, God is good Now we're gonna thank him for our food We're gonna thank him morning, noon and night We're gonna thank him cause he's out of sight Amen (chi chi chi, chi chi chi, chi chi chi) Amen (repeat and fade out.) ...
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Added: 2009-07-01 10:28 am

God has created a new day Silver and green and gold. Live that the sunset may find us Worthy his gift to hold. ...
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Added: 2009-07-01 10:26 am

God bless my underwear, my only pair. Stand beside them, and guide them, Through the rips, through the holes, through the tears. From the washer, to the dryer, to the clothesline in the air. God bless my underwear, my only pair. ...
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Added: 2009-07-01 10:25 am

God bless America, land that I love.  Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with the light from above.  From the mountains to the prairies, To the oceans white with foam, God bless America, my home sweet home. ...
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Added: 2009-07-01 10:13 am

A leader begins to explain how to lay a campfire. The leader decides to use members of the audience to represent different pieces of wood. The bonfire builders bring up various volunteers. Some of the volunteers are bunched in the center for tinder with others placed for kindling with the "big" logs stacked on top of each other in increasing larger sizes. The leader then says that the fire is read ...
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Added: 2009-07-01 10:08 am

In this one, the Scouts are seated one behind the other in close formation. The first Scout becomes the pilot, the second becomes the wings, the next one becomes the side gunner, the next one is the fuselage, the next one is the tail, and the last one is the tail gunner. If you have more than six members, fill in the fuselage a little. The pilot guides this skit through its paces. The plane is ...
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Added: 2009-07-01 10:05 am

Recruit three or four volunteers and blindfold each one. Have the volunteers stand in front of the audience and instruct them to take off anything they have on. The smart ones will remove their blindfold, but those caught up in the joke will continue to remove items. Continue with those remaining one item at a time, until it borders on indecency. Then remove the blindfold and let them in on the jo ...
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Added: 2009-07-01 10:02 am

This takes about six guys, who form a circle around an invisible blanket, with a small invisible guy (Bruce) who sits in the middle of the invisible blanket and gets tossed. "We're an Olympic blanket tossing team, and Bruce in the middle here is our star blanket bouncer. We'll toss Bruce a bit just to warm up. One, two, three! One, two, three! One, two, three!" On three each time, the team l ...
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Added: 2009-07-01 10:00 am

There are several Black Bart skits, all revolving around the basic plot of the hero chasing Black Bart. The hero and BB come face to face. BB is cornered, building up the tension. Destroy it with the anticlimactic line of: "You get the ping pong ball and I'll get the paddles and I'll meet you in five minutes." Or "Oh, all right, Black Bart, you use that one and I'll use the one upstairs." Use the ...
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Added: 2009-07-01 09:55 am

1 lb Red kidney beans; dried 1/2 lb Salt pork 1 Onion; chopped 2 Cl Garlic; chopped 1/4 c Celery; chopped 1 qt Ham or beef stock 1/2 ts Tabasco sauce 1 ts Salt 1 Bay leaf 1/4 ts Thyme 3 c Rice Soak beans in water overnight. Drain. In a Dutch oven, brown salt pork. Add onions, garlic, and celery and saute for 3 minutes. Add bean stock, Tabasco sauce, salt, and herbs. Simmer 3 hours or ...
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Added: 2009-07-01 09:53 am

1 1/2 lb Dried beans -- soaked overnight 5 c Water 1 md Onion 1 tb Salt 1 c Brown sugar 2 tb Molasses 2 ts Dry mustard 1 1/2 c Ketchup 1/2 lb Bacon -- cut in cubes Water -- to cover Soak beans overnight in 5 cups water, then simmer until the skins begin to break. Add remaining ingredients and cover with water. Cover pan and bake in a pit for 5 to 6 hours. ...
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Added: 2009-07-01 09:39 am

1 lb Dry navy beans 4 qt Water; divided 1 1/2 lb Italian sausage; cut into 1/4" 2 cn (14 1/2 Oz) chicken broth 2 c Onion; chopped 1 1/2 c Carrots; thinly sliced 1 cn (15 Ounce) whole kernel corn 1 tb Minced parsley 1 1/2 ts Italian seasoning Soak beans in 2 quarts of water overnight; drain. Place in a large saucepan and add remaining water. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 min. Reduce heat; ...
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Added: 2009-07-01 09:37 am

4 c Water 1 lb Pinto beans 1 md Onion, chopped 1 t Minced garlic 1/2 t Lite sait, optional 1 t Cumin seed 1 cn Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles, undrained soak beans overnight. Mix water, beans and onion in a 4-qt. Dutch oven. Cover and heat to boiling; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 1 hour. Add just enough water to cover beans. Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat to ...
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Added: 2009-07-01 09:32 am

1 lb Dried black beans 2 c Chopped onion 1 c Yellow bell pepper; 1/2" pieces 1 c Red bell pepper; 1/2" pieces 1 c Green bell pepper; 1/2" pieces 1 tb Chili powder 2 ts Cumin seeds 2 ts Dried oregano 1 ts Salt 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon 1 15 oz can Italian-style tomatoes; undrained & chopped 1 1/2 oz Semisweet chocolate; coarsely chopped 4 Cloves garlic; minced 2 Jalapeno peppers; seed ...
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Added: 2009-06-30 10:55 am

When I was a seeker, I sought both night and day. I asked the Lord to help me And He shows me the way Chorus: Go, tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and ev'ry where. Go, tell it on the mountain, Our heav'nly Lord is born. He made me a watchman Upon the city wall. And if I serve Him truly, I am the least of all In the time of David, Some said he was a king. And if a chil ...
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Added: 2009-06-30 10:53 am

Go well and safely, Go well and safely, Go well and safely, The Lord be ever with you. (Stay, keep, camp, work, sleep, wake.......) ...
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Added: 2009-06-30 10:50 am

Version One: This song is sung when, for example, during a meal at camp a group of kids gets together and shouts "Bananas!" The councillors all stand up and yell... Did Somebody say bananas? Bananas of the world unite! Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas Shake bananas, shake, shake bananas Go bananas, go go bananas Peel, peel, peel peel peel Peel, peel, peel peel peel Go, bananas!! ...
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Added: 2009-06-30 10:48 am

As one woodpecker pecked up the peg, the other woodpecker pecked down As one woodpecker pecked up the peg, the other woodpecker pecked down As one woodpecker pecked up the peg, the other woodpecker pecked down As one woodpecker pecked up the peg, the other woodpecker pecked down Glory, glory, how peculiar Glory, glory, how peculiar Glory, glory, how peculiar As one woodpecker pecked up th ...
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Added: 2009-06-30 10:46 am

Give my regards to Broadway, Remember me to Herald Square, Tell all the folk on 42nd Street That I will soon be there, Whisper of how I'm yearning To mingle with the old time throng, Give my regards to old Broadway And tell them I'll be there ere long ...
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Added: 2009-06-30 10:43 am

An alternate ending follows the regular skit. Cast: Box or suitable covering, Person in Box, Announcer, Victim, regular and serving spoons, stick and log, paper and book, rubber chicken, small cue card Setting: Circus, Boardwalk, Technology Show Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen! To demonstrate my enlarging machine, I will need a volunteer! (Get your victim.) I need you to help me while I e ...
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Added: 2009-06-30 10:40 am

A simple, one person skit that is great for those loose moments in a campfire. Cast: 1 Person, log (or imaginary mower), "Volunteer," Victim Person: (Groans and grunts as he's bent over carrying "heavy" mower.) Uhh. (Lets it down.) These old models, I tell you. They are so heavy, and they don't work well. Maybe I should buy a new mower this week. Well, let's get going. (Pulls rip cord to start, ...
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Added: 2009-06-30 10:38 am

Cast: Guy, 4 People on lunch break Setting: Park Bench Guy is sitting on park bench. Guy: I'm waiting for my girlfriend. I hope she comes soon. (Luncher #1 sits on bench and moves him over. #2 sits on end and they move over, further pushing guy. #3 comes, and #4 comes, each in turn pushing the guy a little until he falls off. Really annoyed, he starts to scratch himself a little, then ...
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Added: 2009-06-30 10:31 am

Two to four hunters talking together each says that he is packing a heavier and more powerful gun to shoot with. The first starts out with a small handgun and the last ending up with a very powerful rifle, shotgun, whatever. Two others come over who have overheard the hunter and want to settle a bet. Are the hunters going after wolves or moose. One of the hunters relies," "Why no, we are going aft ...
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Added: 2009-06-30 10:29 am

(The scene begins with three players on their hands and knees, in a row, as bicycles.) Shop Owner: Well, there we are, three brand new bicycles all set up for sale. Customer : (Entering) Hi. I'd like to buy a bicycle. Shop Owner: Sure thing. Why don't you try them on for size ? (Customer sits on the first bike and it falls down. The second is too big, while the third is too small.) Custom ...
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Added: 2009-06-30 10:26 am

Beans 1 lb Dried large white beans (such as Great Northern) 1 lb Dried red kidney beans 2 lb Smoked ham hocks (about 4 medium) 7 cn (14 1/2-oz) beef broth 1 cn (14 1/2-oz) diced peeled tomatoes, drained 1 tb Minced garlic 1 ts Ground allspice 2 10-oz packages frozen large lima beans, thawed Meats And Leeks 1 5-lb duckling (thawed if frozen), cut into 8 pieces 2 1/4 ts Ground allspice ...
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Added: 2009-06-30 10:24 am

3 1/2 c Lima beans, fresh 1/4 c Onion; finley chopped 16 oz Tomatoes, whole; undrained 1/2 tsp Salt 1/8 t Pepper 6 ea Sl Bacon 2 T Green pepper; chopped Cook beans in boiling salted water in a Dutch oven until tender (20 to 30 minutes); drain. Return beans to Dutch oven, and set aside. Cook bacon until crisp. Remove from skillet, reserving2 tablespoons drippings; crumble bacon, and set asi ...
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Added: 2009-06-30 10:20 am

Boil Until Tender 4 c Water; or stock 48 oz Tomato juice 2 c Lentils; dried 1 c Rice, brown; uncooked 28 oz Tomatoes, canned; chopped 3 Garlic cloves, crushed 1 Onions, chopped 2 Celery stalks; sliced 3 Carrots; sliced 2 Bay leaves 1 ts Basil leaves 1 ts Oregano leaves 1 ts Thyme leaves 1/2 ts Black pepper, ground 3 tb Parsley, chopped Then Add 1 Zucchini; sliced 2 Potatoes; pe ...
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Added: 2009-06-30 10:16 am

Lentils 1/4 c Plus 1 tbs corn oil 1 md Onion(s), sliced 1 lb Dried green or brown lentils picked over and washed 2 2" pieces cinnamon stick 1/2 ts Cayenne 3/4 ts Ginger, peeled and minced Peel of 1 large lemon minced (about 2 tsp) 3 1/2 c Chicken stock 2 Bay leaves 1/2 sm Onion(s), minced 1 md Garlic clove(s), minced Salt and pepper to taste Juice of 1 large lemon (about 1 tbs) 3 tb C ...
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Added: 2009-06-30 10:09 am

1 lb Dried navy beans, picked over; rinsed 1/2 lb Bacon slices, cut in pieces with scissors 2 c Onion; finely chopped 1 12-oz bottle chili sauce 1/2 c Tomato-based barbeque sauce, preferably smoked 1/2 c Kahlua 1/2 c Strong brewed coffee 1/4 c Dijon mustard 1/4 c Unsulfered molasses 2 tb Thick, spicy steak sauce, such as Heinz 57 2 tb Tabasco sauce 1 ts Salt Soak the beans in lots of ...
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Added: 2009-06-29 02:00 pm

Give me that old time religion Give me that old time religion Give me that old time religion That's good enough for me! Lets pray to Aphrodite.   She's beautiful and spritely She wears a see thru nighty.   That's good enough for me * Let's pray to Zarathrusta.  Let's pray just like we used to I'm a Zarathrusta booster.   That's good enough for me * Le ...
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Added: 2009-06-29 01:59 pm

Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning, give me in my lamp, I pray; Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning, keep me burning till the break of day. Sing hosanna, sing hosanna, sing hosanna to the King of kings! Sing hosanna, sing hosanna, sing hosanna to the King ! Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising, give me joy in my heart, I pray; give me joy in my heart, keep me praising, k ...
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Added: 2009-06-29 01:57 pm

Girl Scouts together, That is our song. Winding the old trails, rocky and long. Learning out motto, living our creed. Girl Scouts together in ev'ry good deed. Girl Scouts together, Happy are we. Friendly to neighbors, far o'er the sea; Faithful to country, loyal to home, Known as true Girl Scouts where-ever we roam. ...
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Added: 2009-06-29 01:55 pm

Girl Scouts of the USA We are here to shout and say Happy happy Octoberfest Come on in and be our guest Chorus: Sound off, 1-2, Sound off, 3-4 Bring it on down 1-2-3-4, 1,2,3-4! We are Girl Scouts, it is true We love life and so can you Fun and learning, service too Don't have time to feel real blue Now my friends and now my foes Don't have time for all your woes ...
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Added: 2009-06-29 01:54 pm

I don't know but I've been told (repeat) Girl Scout hearts are made of gold (repeat) (leader) Sound off, (girls) One two, (leader) Sound off (girls) Three four (all) Sound off one two, three four. ...
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Added: 2009-06-29 01:47 pm

Cast: 2 Scouts There are two scouts, they each say, "I'm the better thief." "No I'm the better thief." Then one says, "Wait, lets have a contest, we will walk past each other three times and who ever steals the best thing wins." The scouts then walk past each other twice pulling out objects such as knife, watch, glasses, etc. Finally on the third pass, the first scout says, "I've got y ...
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Added: 2009-06-29 01:44 pm

The key performer is the Catcher, who must wave around a can of water without spilling. He simulates the spit hitting the can by tapping on the can with his finger. He will need to practice so that he does not spill, does not show the audience that there is water in the can, and can be heard but not seen when he taps the can. The catcher sits quietly in the audience. The can of water is on the ...
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Added: 2009-06-29 01:43 pm

(To be used ONLY when Bell Ringer #1 and #2 have been used.) Props: Rain slickers, blanket, and Gendarme gear from above. (Two players enter in rain slickers holding blanket between them like a jumping net. The jig and jog around the performing area. Gendarme : (Entering) Hey, what are you guys doing ? Fireman #1: Well, the last two nights some guy has jumped out of that bell tower, an ...
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Added: 2009-06-29 01:41 pm

(The trick with this skit is to do it the night after doing Bell Ringer #1, and to do everything exactly the same - perhaps with a little more 'hamming it up') (When the Applicant arrives the Hunchback says:) Hunchback: You look just like the guy who was here yesterday. Applicant: Oh, that was my twin brother. (Revert to the original dialog again. The audience will think it's getting a ...
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Added: 2009-06-29 01:36 pm

Props: Coat with football or wadded clothing under it for the Hunchback, hat or nightstick for Gendarme. Announcer: The Hunchback of Notre Dame has decided to retire, and has place an ad in the Paris Times for someone to come and learn how to ring the bells. Effects: (Knock, knock, knock) Hunchback: (Gravely voice) Oh, somebody must be here about my job. I'll go down and see. (Goes 'round ...
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Added: 2009-06-29 01:34 pm

9 sl Bacon, cut into 1/2 inch 1 sm Onion, chopped 40 ml Garlic, minced 4 c Water 2 lb Fresh black-eyed peas (about 6 cups), shelled 1 sm Jalapeno pepper, chopped 1/2 ts Black pepper 1 c Ham; cooked, minced 1/4 c Green onions, chopped Cook bacon in a Dutch oven until crips; remove bacon with a slotted spoon, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in Dutch oven. Drain bacon and set aside. Saute' oni ...
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Added: 2009-06-29 01:32 pm

A 1 lb (2 1/3 c.) lentils, picked over 1 sm Bay leaf 5 c Water 2 ts Salt B 1 ts Dry mustard 1/4 ts Powdered ginger 1 tb Soy sauce 1/2 c Chopped onions 1 c Water C 1/3 c Honey Combine "A" in a dutch oven or saucepan. Bring to a boil Cover tightly and reduce heat. Simmer 30 minutes. Do not drain. Discard bay leaf. Preheat oven to 350. Combine separately and add "B" to lentil ...
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Added: 2009-06-29 01:30 pm

1 lb Small White Beans 1 lb Bacon 1 lg Onion; sliced 1 c Honey 1/2 ts Ground Ginger 1/2 ts Salt Cover beans with water and soak overnight. The next day, place half of the bacon and onion in the bottom of a dutch oven, and add beans. Place remaining bacon and onion on top. Pour hone over all, sprinkle with salt and ginger, and enough water to cover the beans. Bake at 325øF for about 6 hour ...
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Added: 2009-06-29 01:29 pm

1 lb Great northern beans, dried 16 oz Tomatoes; undrained and cut into eighths 3 md Onion; chopped 1/2 lb Salt pork; cubed 1 c Sugar 1 tb Vinegar 1 ts Mustard, prepared 1 ts Salt 1/8 ts Pepper Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water 2 inches above beans, and bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let soak 1 hour. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup ...
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Added: 2009-06-29 01:25 pm

1/2 lb Dried black beans or pinto beans 3 1/2 c Water 1 Yellow onion; diced 1 Celery rib; diced 1 tb Olive oil 4 Garlic cloves; minced 2 Bay leaves 3 Chipotle peppers; minced 1/2 ts Salt; or to taste 2 c Vegetable stock 1 c Water 2 tb Minced cilantro 2 Tomatoes; chopped In a heavy soup pot or Dutch oven over high heat, bring beans and 3 1/2 cups water to a boil. Remove from heat and ...
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Added: 2009-06-28 02:20 pm

Girl Scouts, come out and hike with me, Identify some trees, flowers and bumblebees, We'll see some chipmunks, maybe an eagle soar, And we'll be Girl Scout friends, forevermore. Girl Scouts, come out and camp with me, Up in the woods will be, a tent beneath a tree. We'll build a campfire, and then we'll eat some s'mores, And we'll be Girl Scout friends, forevermore. Girl Scouts, come o ...
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Added: 2009-06-28 02:18 pm

Oh we come from Buffalo & Erie Girl Scout cookies for to sell. We see every Sue & Sally Our good message for to tell. Girl Scout Cookies! Boy they are so neat! So many kinds, So good to taste Hard to know which one to eat. ...
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Added: 2009-06-28 02:14 pm

Girl Scout cookies, Girl Scout cookies Yum, yum, yum, Yum, yum, yum, Eat 'em by the dozen, Eat 'em by the dozen, They're all gone, They're all gone! ...
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Added: 2009-06-28 02:12 pm

Girl Scout Cookies, Girl Scout Cookies Shortbreads are the best, Healthy & Nutritious and we like all the rest, HEY! Girl Scout Cookies, Girl Scout Cookies Thin Mints are great, too We love the new and old ones We love them all, do you? Dashing to the fridge, to get a glass of milk Before we go to bed & cover up with quilts Bells on all the girls, try to sell the most What fun ...
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Added: 2009-06-28 02:10 pm

Rest is more or less the same but chorus is I don't wanna go to Girl Scout Camp, Gee Ma I wanna go But they won't let me go, Gee Ma I wanna go home. And (for Boy Scout Camp) each verse started The x at Camp (wherever you are), they say are mighty fine... ...
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Added: 2009-06-28 02:07 pm

Cast: Actor(s), Director, Cameraman, Others in a studio Setting: Studio Director: Okay, People! Let's get going! Cameraman: But Sir! Director: No interruptions! Action! Actor, speaking in a dull voice, does a commercial for Scout Beer, talking about its great taste, made from dishwater and leftover porridge, and lots of the special ingredient, "Hop to it," which the Scout leader often ...
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Added: 2009-06-28 02:04 pm

1st scout "OOOOOUCH , OOOOOH , OOOUCH." 2nd scout "What's the matter with you?" 1st scout "A bee's stung my thumb." 2nd scout "Try putting some cream on it then." 1st scout "But the bee will be miles away by this time." ...
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Added: 2009-06-28 02:03 pm

A variation on A Talking Martian! And Saloon. Cast: Bear, two hunters Setting: The woods #1: (Whispering) Ah! There's a bear! I can shoot it and I'll have my take for the day! (Bang! And the bear falls down.) Well, I'll go get some rope to drag it. #2: No! It's mine! #1: Hey! I shot that bear myself. It's clearly mine. #2: Look. You couldn't have shot that bear if I didn't drive ...
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Added: 2009-06-28 02:01 pm

Scout: Walks on stage, looks around slowly and says, "Scotty! The aliens are very unfriendly!! Quick!! Beam me aboard!!" Another scout in the audience: THUNK (the sound of a 2x4 landing on stage) ...
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Added: 2009-06-28 01:54 pm

First scout walks to center of stage, stands to attention, salutes and says, "BE PREPARED." This is repeated by three other scouts. When they are all standing side by side, a loud motor horn or explosion is let off behind the audience. The scouts then all say, 'WE TOLD YOU TO BE PREPARED' ...
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Added: 2009-06-28 01:51 pm

1 lb Beans, black; dried 6 c Water 12 oz Beer 1 ts Garlic powder 1 ts Salt 1 Cilantro, fresh; chopped 1 Sour cream Sort beans, and rinse thoroughly. Combine beans and water in a Dutch oven; let sit overnight. Bring bean mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 2 hours. Add beer, garlic powder, and salt ot bean mixture; stir well. Cook beans an additional 30 minutes. Sprinkle ...
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Added: 2009-06-28 01:49 pm

1 1/2 c Onion, chopped 1/2 Green pepper, chopped 1/2 c Celery, chopped 3 cl Garlic, pressed Peanut oil 1 lb Fresh okra, 1/2" slices 2 T Flour 1 Can whole/crushed tomatoes 1/2 Slice chopped smoked ham 1/2 ts Basil 1/2 ts Thyme 3 Bay leaves 1 T File powder (sassafras powder) 2 Cans chicken stock 1 Can beef stock 1/2 lb Bay scallops 1/2 lb Fresh shrimp Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 t ...
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Added: 2009-06-28 01:47 pm

1 lb Black beans 6 c Water 1 lb Ham cubes -- 3/4 inch cubes 1 lb Pork loin -- 3/4 inch cubes 3/4 lb Italian sausage links -- cut in 1" pieces 1 pt Cherry tomatoes 1 Onion -- chopped 1 ts Red pepper flakes 6 Garlic cloves -- minced 1/8 ts Orange zest 1. Cover beans with cold water and soak overnight, or cover them with boiling water and let stand for 2 hours; drain. 2. Preheat oven to 3 ...
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Added: 2009-06-28 01:46 pm

2 lb Dried black beans 1 tb Vegetable oil 4 c Chopped onion 3/4 lb Turkey Polish kielbasa, Cut Into 1/2-Inch Cubes 4 lg Garlic cloves; minced 2 ts Ground cumin 6 c Water 1 ts Salt 1/4 ts Pepper 1 Bay leaf 1/2 c Red wine vinegar 1/2 ts Hot sauce Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans, and bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes. Remove from ...
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Added: 2009-06-28 01:43 pm

1 lb White Beans **; Dry 1/4 lb Salt Pork; Diced 1 ts Dry Mustard 1/2 c Molasses; Full Flavored 2 tb Dark Rum Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper; To Taste Put beans in a large pot with enough water to cover by about 2 inches. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to a medium and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Drain beans, reserving cooking liquid, then transfer beans t ...
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Added: 2009-06-27 10:44 pm

O Canada, Thine own Girl Guides are we, May we all strive to bravely live for thee With trusty, loyal, usefullness, obedient, courteous, kind, With thrift and cheerful friendliness, And pure in word and mind O Canada, O Canada O Canada we stand on guard for Thee ...
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Added: 2009-06-27 10:43 pm

We are Girl Guides, it is true We love life and so can you Fun and learning, service too Don't have time to feel real blue Chorus: Sound off, 1-2, Sound off, 3-4 Bring it on down 1-2-3-4, 1,2,3-4! Now my friends and now my foes Don't have time for all your woes Marching down this old street Marching down with dancing feet Girl Guides teach and Girl Guides learn Ma ...
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Added: 2009-06-27 10:41 pm

There was a man named Baden-Powell Started us out toward our goal. He spread scouting far and wide And his wife worked with Girl Guides. Lady Olave was the first Chief Guide She spread the news the world wide Each Guide will her Promise say And help people every day World Centers we have four In Africa we'll place one more. In Our Cabana Girl Guides stay Near the Grand Si ...
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Added: 2009-06-27 10:40 pm

Girl guide, girl guide, dressed in blue, These are the actions you must do: Stand at attention, stand at ease, Bend your elbows, bend your knees. Salute to the captain, bow to the Queen, Turn your back on the dirty submarine. I can do the heel and toe, I can do the splits. I can do the hootchy-kootchy, just like this. Thanks to Michelle Berry for e-mailing me these extra verses! Girl Gui ...
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Added: 2009-06-27 10:38 pm

Ging gang goolie goolie goolie on a pushbike, Ging gang goo, ging gang goo, Ging gang goolie goolie goolie on a pushbike, Ging gang goo, ging gang goo, Peddle you've got to peddle you've got to peddle up that hill, Peddle you've got to peddle you've got to peddle up that hill, Faster and faster and faster and faster and puncture, puncture puncture... ...
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Added: 2009-06-27 10:30 pm

This is great fun in warm weather at a campfire, and it takes a little practice for the perpetrators. There is plenty of room for variation, depending on what the Scouts can imagine and how the volunteers react at the time. As usual, the Scapegoat gets wet. Preparation You will need an Announcer and a Pitcher, but the Batters will be volunteers. The first Volunteer should be told what is hap ...
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Added: 2009-06-27 10:28 pm

This skit is ideally suited for four people, since it takes the form of a four-beat chant. However, any number can participate. The group forms a line, facing the audience. See banana, see banana, see banana, see banana! In turn, and in rhythm with the chant, the patrol members point to the banana. The body language and facial expressions out to be showing excitement and happiness, as if you ...
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Added: 2009-06-27 10:26 pm

Action: Several boys repeatedly blowing up balloons until they break. Boy 2: What are they doing? Boy 1: Blowing up balloons. Boy 2: Why? Boy 1: It's a contest. Boy 2: Oh. What does the winner get? Boy 1: Nothing Boy 2: What does the loser get, then? Boy 1: He gets to buy more balloons! ...
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Added: 2009-06-27 10:25 pm

The players in the orchestra each hold a balloon. They blow up their balloons in unison, then let out the air in a squeak at a time to the rhythm of some easily recognized rhythm such as "Blue Danube" or "Jingle Bells". To end the skit all fill their balloons with air and let go at the directors signal. ...
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Added: 2009-06-27 10:23 pm

Akela: "Now, (Cubs name), you know you should always do Good Turns." 1st Cub: I tried, honest! Akela: OK Each Cub enters and says similar things to Akela Last Cub: (carrying a small frying pan with a "pancake" in it) I did a good turn! (flips pancake over and catches it in pan). But you should see the mess in the kitchen! (other Cubs look ashamed) ...
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Added: 2009-06-27 10:22 pm

1 tb Olive Oil 1 c Chopped Leeks; White Part Only 1/4 c Finely Chopped Carrot 3 Garlic Cloves; minced 1/2 c French Lentils 1/2 c Green Or Brown Lentils 1/4 c Red Lentils 5 c Water 1 Bay Leaf 1 c Eight Vegetable Juice 1 tb Minced Fresh Dill Weed 1 ds Freshly Ground Black Pepper Heat the oil in a nonstick Dutch oven over medium heat. Add leeks and cook, stirring often, until the leeks ...
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Added: 2009-06-27 10:20 pm

1 lb (1 1/2 cups) diced bacon 1 bn Chopped green onions (all Parts , about 1 cup) 12 oz Bottle of beer 1 c Light stock 1 c Barbecue sauce (of your Choice) 1 lb (about 6 cups) cooked white Beans Salt and pepper 3/4 c Bread crumbs Preheat the oven to 350. In a medium dutch oven cook the bacon until crisp, about 5 minutes. Add the green onions and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in the beer, reduc ...
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Added: 2009-06-27 10:18 pm

2 ts Oil 1 c Chopped celery 1 md Onion, chopped 1 sm Red or green bell pepper, chopped 2 Jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped 16 oz No salt added tomato sauce 15 1/2 oz Can red beans, rinsed 15 oz Can black beans, rinsed 14 1/2 oz Can vegetable broth 1/2 c Uncooked long grain rice 1/2 ts Hot red pepper sauce Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat until hot. A ...
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Added: 2009-06-27 10:17 pm

1 lb Dried red beans 1/2 lb Salt pork 3 c Chopped onions 1 c Chopped fresh parsley 1 c Chopped green pepper 2 cl Garlic - pressed 1 tb Salt 1 ts Red pepper 1 ts Freshly ground black pepper 3 ds Tabasco sauce 1 tb Worchestershire sauce 1 cn Tomato sauce (8oz) 1/4 ts Oregano 1/4 ts Thyme 2 lb Smoked sausage - cut in bite size pieces Hot cooked rice Sort and wash beans. Soak overnig ...
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Added: 2009-06-27 10:15 pm

1 lb Dried pinto beans 2 1/2 c Cold water 1/2 lb Salt pork, cut up 1 Red chili pepper 1 Medium onion - chopped 1 Clove of garlic - minced 1 cn Tomato paste - 6 oz. 1 1/2 tb Chili powder 1 ts Salt 1 ts Cumin seed 1/2 ts Marjoram Wash and pick over beans; put in mixing bowl. Cover beans with cold water and soak overnight. Next morning, put beans and water into Dutch oven and bring to a b ...
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Added: 2009-06-25 11:54 pm

Ging gang gooli, gooli, gooli, gooli watcha Ging gang goo, ging gang goo, Ging gang gooli, gooli, gooli, gooli watcha Ging gang goo, ging gang goo Heyla, heyla sheyla Heyla sheyla, heyla, ho-o-o Heyla, heyla sheyla Heyla sheyla, heyla, ho Shalli-wallee, shalli-wallee, shalli-wallee,shalli-wallee Oompah, oompah, oompah oompah.... Ging Gang Goolie Goolie Goolie on a pushbik ...
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Added: 2009-06-25 11:52 pm

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip. It started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship. The mate was a mighty sailing man, the skipper brave and sure. Five passengers set sail that day, for a three hour tour. (a three hour tour). The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed. If not for the courage of the fearless crew, the minnow wo ...
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Added: 2009-06-25 11:50 pm

There's a time to laugh and a time to cry A time to forgive and a time to forget Dreams we dream sometimes never die We carry them on till they become someone else's dream A friend of mine had such a dream I met her at a truck stop just outside Phoenix We both worked there Her dream came true, I know it The key to her dream was a little sign that reads Giddy-up-go She's a lovely girl, pr ...
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Added: 2009-06-25 11:48 pm

Have you ever thought as a hearse goes by That one of these days you are going to die? CHORUS:- Oooo Oooo Ooo Ooo Where shall we be in a hundred years  from now? They nail you up in a wooden box, And fill the gaps with stones and  rocks, CHORUS They lower you down on a rotten rope, It's just your luck if the dam thing  broke, CHORUS The worms crawl in, the worm ...
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Added: 2009-06-25 11:47 pm

Now in the Tower of London, large as life (large as life) The ghost of Anne Bolelyn walks, I declare (I declare) Now, Anne Bolelyn was once King Henry's wife (Henry's wife) Until he had the axman bob her hair (bob her hair) It happened many long years ago (long years ago) But she still comes back at night to tell him so (tell him so) With her head tucked underneath her arm, she walks the b ...
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Added: 2009-06-25 11:43 pm

One blanket-covered player is the terrible dragon with the terrible breath. Plant three or four "volunteers" in the audience who come up, one by one, to say hello to the dragon. Each time the dragon replies, "Hello!", the "volunteer" falls over dead (lots of scope for hams, here). Then, ask for a real volunteer to say hello to the dragon. When he says, "Hello, Dragon", the dragon falls over dead. ...
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Added: 2009-06-25 11:42 pm

Two scouts lay down on sleeping bags on the stage. Two other scouts, pretending to be bikers "ride" over to one of the scouts who is on top of the bag and proceed to beat him up. They do anything they want to make it look like they have hurt him. They see him moving and "ride" off. The scout who just got beat up turns to his buddy and says, "Two bikers just came through the woods and beat me up." ...
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Added: 2009-06-25 11:41 pm

Cast: Doctor, three Dads Setting: Hospital Doctor: Mr. Thompson, congratulations. You're the proud father of twins! Thompson: What a coincidence -- I come from Two Mountains! Later -- Doctor: Mr. Smith, you now have triplets! Smith: That's quite astonishing! I come from Three Rivers! Third father faints; doctor revives him. Doctor: Mr. Smart -- what's wrong? Your wife hasn' ...
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Added: 2009-06-25 11:39 pm

The scene is an art show where judges are inspecting several canvases are displayed. They comment on the brightness, color, technique, that is used on the different pictures. They select one for the prize and comment additionally on the genius, imagination, and the beauty of the picture. The artist is called up and the winning picture is shown to him. The painter exclaims, "Oh, my goodness, that g ...
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Added: 2009-06-25 11:38 pm

Characters: 6 to 8 Cub Scouts Props: Paper sacks Setting: Skit opens with boys standing together in a backyard. Cardboard cutout trees and bushes could be used. 1st Cub: Gee, there's nothing to do. 2nd Cub: Yeah, I know. 3rd Cub: Hey, let's have a backyard picnic. All: Yeah! 4th Cub: But it's going to rain. 1st Cub: I don't think so. If it does, we can eat in the house. ...
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Added: 2009-06-25 11:37 pm

1 1-lb package dried pinto beans, sorted and rinsed 6 Slices bacon 2 lg Onions, chopped 2 Cloves garlic, Finely chopped 1 tb Dried oregano leaves 1 tb Chil1 powder 1 ts Salt 1 ts Ground cumin 3 c Water 1 cn (15-oz) tomato sauce 1/3 c Firmly packed light-brown sugar In large bowl, place beans and add water to cover 2 inches above them; set aside to soak overnight. Or, to quick soak, pl ...
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Added: 2009-06-25 11:35 pm

2 lb Dry pinto beans (about 5 cups) Water 1/2 lb Salt pork; cut in chunks (optional) 2 ts Salt (up to 5) 1/4 ts Black ground pepper Search beans for tooth-breaking pebbles. Wash beans well with water to remove dust and soak overnight in plenty of clean water or cover beans with boiling water, cover with a lid and let stand 1 hour to soak. Place beans in large Dutch oven, cover with addition ...
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Added: 2009-06-25 11:34 pm

4 c water 1 lb Dried great northern beans 1 md Onion; chopped about 1/2 cup 2 Cloves garlic; finely chop. 1 tb Chili powder 1 ts Salt; optional 1 cn Tomatoes (28 oz); undrained 1 c Small macaroni shells (3 oz) 1 c Monterey jack or cheddar ch. 4 oz. 1/2 c Green onions with tops; sliced Heat water and beans to boiling in Dutch oven. Boil 2 minutes; remove from heat Cover and let stand 1 ...
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Added: 2009-06-25 11:32 pm

2 lb Dried pinto beans 1/2 md Onion 30 ml Garlic 1/4 c Pinch of Herbs seasoning 2 pk (1 lb ea) bacon -- cut in 1-inch pieces 3 lg Tomatoes -- chopped 1 md Onion -- chopped 6 Serrano chiles -- chopped Place beans in 12-quart Dutch oven. Add water until pot is 3/4 full. Add onion half, garlic cloves and herb seasoning. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer 1 hour 15 minutes, or until beans are t ...
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Added: 2009-06-25 11:30 pm

1 1/2 c Black beans; picked over 5 c Cold water 2 tb Lard or butter 2 Garlic cloves; minced 3 Fresh epazote sprigs Salt; to taste Freshly-ground black pepper; to taste Soak black beans in enough cold water to cover by 3 inches overnight. Drain. Combine beans, water, lard, garlic and epazote in heavy large Dutch oven over high heat. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are ...
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Added: 2009-06-24 09:32 pm

A chicken Farmer went out one dark and windy day And by the coop he rested as he went along his way When all at once a rotten egg hit him in the eye It was the sight he dreaded, ghost chickens in the sky. (Squawk Cluck etc.) This farmer had these chickens since he was twenty four, Working for the Colnel for thirty years or more Killing all theses chickens and sending them to fry. ...
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Added: 2009-06-24 09:30 pm

Refrain: How do I know my youth is all spent? My get up and go has got up and went.   In spite of it all I'm able to grin When I think of the places my get up has been.   Old age is golden, so I've heard said But sometimes I wonder as I crawl into bed With my ears in a drawer, my teeth in a cup, My eyes on the table until I wake up.    As sleep dims my vision I say ...
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Added: 2009-06-24 09:28 pm

It's a good time to get acquainted, It's a good time to know, Who is sitting close beside you, And to smile and say hello! Good-bye chilly feeling, Farewell glassy stare, If we all join hands and pull together, We're sure to get there. ...
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Added: 2009-06-24 09:26 pm

I'm a good doctor, come from German-land! Yock-von schpeilen! Meta-me a viola! (everyone) Vio vio viola, vio vio viola, vio vio viola, vio viola, HEY! I'm a good doctor, come from German-land! Yock-von schpeilen! Meta-me a piano! (everyone) Plinka plinka plinka plonk, plinka plinka plinka plonk, plinka plinka plinka plonk, plinka plinka plonk, OH... Vio vio viola, vio vio ...
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Added: 2009-06-24 09:25 pm

Every morning at half past eight I go "naaaah" to Georgie. And every morning at half past eight He goes "naaaah" to me. No need to knock, no need to ring For as I rub my eyes, I open my window, Pop out my head, And go "naaaah" to Georgie. Then one morning at half past eight I went "naaaah" to Georgie. Opened my window, Popped out my head Down came the window Off rolled my he ...
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Added: 2009-06-24 09:23 pm

This is a skit that I have done a couple of times in the past few years. Scouter Bill Palmer - 1st Port Elgin, 15th Juan de Fuca Scouts in Victoria, B.C. One person is laying on the floor. Two other people walk up. First person: "Hey this guy is hurt." he goes and checks his heart beat. First person: "No heart beat, help me do CPR" Second person goes down and starts pumping on the chest and the ...
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Added: 2009-06-24 09:22 pm

A five second gag to put into a loose moment. Cast: Campfire chief and a volunteer in the audience Campfire Chief: And now it's time to make a spot announcement. (Dog barks from the audience.) Thank you Spot. ...
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Added: 2009-06-24 09:20 pm

Narrator: America's history is full of colorful characters. I'm sure you've heard of many that you couldn't even begin to count them. But we also know that much of our country's history wasn't written down until many years had passed. Memories fade as time goes by. Now…we're not calling our historians liars…but…things were not always the way they told us. Take, for instance, the burro expres ...
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Added: 2009-06-24 09:19 pm

Two scouts needed, or one scout and the MC. "They're all over me, they're all over me!" "What's all over you?" "My clothes!" ...
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Added: 2009-06-24 09:17 pm

Props: A sign reading: "Undertaker, Justice of the Peace, Furniture, Fresh Eggs", some overalls, straw hats, bandannas. Announcer: Here we see old Clem Smithers sittin' in front of his country store and funeral parlour. Josh: [strolling in, thumbs in suspenders] Good Morning Mr. Smithers. I'm Josh Martin. Clem: Howdy bub, call me Clem. Josh: So, you're an undertaker? Clem: Yep. J ...
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Added: 2009-06-24 09:15 pm

1/2 lb Dry kidney beans, rinsed 1/2 lb Dry pinto beans, rinsed 4 c Water 4 c Chicken broth 2 Garlic cloves, minced 2 Bay leaves 1 cn Tomatoes with liquid, chopped (14 1/2 oz) 1 Jar (4 oz) chopped pimiento, drained 1 lg Green pepper, chopped 1 lg Onion, chopped 1 c Celery, chopped 1 cn Diced green chiles (4 oz.) 1/4 c Snipped fresh parsley 1/4 ts 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flak ...
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Added: 2009-06-24 09:14 pm

1/3 c Oil 1/3 c All-purpose flour 2 tb Oil 1 1/2 c Sliced fresh okra; (frozen OK. add with tomatoes) 1 c Chopped onions 3/4 c Chopped celery 3 Cloves garlic ; minced 4 c Water 2 c Chopped tomatoes ; Or 1 can 14.5-oz can whole tomatoes, drained, cut up 1/3 c Chopped fresh parsley 1 1/2 ts Salt 1/2 ts Dried thyme leaves 1/4 ts Cayenne pepper 1/4 ts Black pepper 2 Bay leaves 3/4 lb Por ...
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Added: 2009-06-24 09:12 pm

2 ts Oil 1 c Chopped celery 1 md Onion; chopped 1 sm Red or green bell pepper; ch 2 Jalapeno peppers; seeded/fin 16 oz No-salt-added tomato sauce 1 cn Red beans; drained, rinsed 15.5-oz. can 1 cn Black beans; drained, rinsed 15 oz. can 1 cn Ready-to-serve vegetable bro 14-1/2 oz. can 1/2 c Long-grain white rice 1/4 tb To 1/2 t. hot pepper sauce Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven ...
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Added: 2009-06-24 09:11 pm

16 oz (1) pkg dried black beans; 1 md Size green pepper; chopped 1/4 c Onion; divided chopped 2 1/2 c Qts water; divided 2 cl Garlic; minced 1/2 ts Dried whole oregano; 1/4 ts Ground cumin; 3 tb Vinegar; 1 ts Salt; 3 c Rice; cooked hot cooked without salt/fat Sort and wash beans. Combine beans, green pepper, and 2 tb onion in a large Dutch Oven. Cover with 6 cups of water, and soak ove ...
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Added: 2009-06-24 10:19 am

7 c Tomatoes; peeled, coarsely chopped 2 c Sweet red peppers; chopped 2 c Onions; chopped 2 c Cider vinegar 1 c Green pepper; chopped 1/2 c Jalapeno peppers; seeded, minced 3 Garlic; minced 1/4 c Sugar 1/4 c Tomato paste 1 1/2 ts Salt 1 ts Cumin 19 oz Black beans; drained, rinsed (540 mL) 1/4 c Fresh coriander; chopped In Dutch oven, combine all but beans and coriander, and bring to ...
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Added: 2009-06-17 10:58 am

3 tb Vegetable oil 1 lg Onion, chopped 2 Cloves garlic, minced 2 1/2 lb Boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed and chopped 1 cn Tomato sauce (29 ounces) 2 cn Tomato paste (6-ounce cans) 1 c Marsala wine * 1 c Water 2 Or 3 cans sliced mushrooms (4-ounce cans), drained 3 To 4 Tbl chili powder 2 ts Seasoned salt 1 ts Freshly ground black pepper 2 cn Black beans (15-ounce cans), undrained Hot ...
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Added: 2009-06-17 10:57 am

3/4 lb (12 slices) bacon diced 3 md Onions chopped 1 ts Garlic powder 1/2 ts Dry mustard 1/2 c Firmly packed brown sugar 1/3 c Cider vinegar 1/4 c Ketchup 1 cn (15.5 oz) Green Giant/Joan Arc Light Red kidney beans, drained 1 cn (15 oz) butter beans; drained 2 cn (16 oz) Baked style beans Heat over 350 In dutch oven, cook & stir bacon & onion till bacon crisp and onion tender. D ...
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Added: 2009-06-17 10:51 am

2 c Dried navy beans; washed and soaked overnight or for at least 6 hours in 1 1/2 quarts water 2 qt Additional water 1 1/2 ts Dry mustard or 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 Onion; chopped fine 1/2 c Chutney Freshly ground pepper; to taste 2 Apples; sliced 3 Peaches; peeled and sliced 1/2 c Dried apricots 1/4 c Brown rice syrup 1/4 c Molasses Drain the beans and combine with the 2 quarts ...
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Added: 2009-06-17 10:49 am

1/2 lb Beans, Great Northern; dried 1 Ham hock 2 md Onions; chopped 1 tb Butter (or marg.); melted 1 lb Ground beef 28 oz Tomatoes, pear shaped; lg cn 2 tb Sugar, brown 1 tb Mustard, dry 1 tb Mustard seeds 1 tb Chili powder 1 ts Worcestershire sauce Salt; to taste Pepper; to taste Sort and wash beans; place in a heavy saucepan or Dutch oven. Cover with water, and bring to a boil; bo ...
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Added: 2009-06-17 10:46 am

2 c Dried baby lima beans soaked and drained 4 Whole cloves 2 md Shallots 2 sm Dried whole red chilies 1 ts Dried thyme 34 Garlic clove(s) (about 3oz or 1 whole head) 1 ts Salt or to taste 2 tb Olive oil 1/2 ts Pepper 1/2 c Flat-leaf parsley coarsely chopped In a 5-qt. non-stick Dutch oven, bring beans and water to cover by 2 inches to a boil. Skim off any foam, stick two cloves into e ...
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Added: 2009-06-15 09:26 pm

An Indian and a white man are traveling together. It's cold and the white man is shivering. The white man is all bundled up and the Indian has very little on (i.e. pants, no shirt) and his blanket. The white man complains about the cold and doesn't understand why the Indian isn't. The white man asks the Indian how he stays so warm. The Indian asks if his face is cold. The white man says no it isn' ...
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Added: 2009-06-15 09:25 pm

Alien comes in - traditional "take me to your leader" routine etc. When taken to leader the alien says, "Stop singing, Ging Gang Goolie -- it's our national anthem..." ...
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Added: 2009-06-15 09:23 pm

Props: Coloured strips of cloth for each participant, spears and shields if desired. Announcer: In this skit, ALEXANDER THE GREAT has called all his officers together to plan the next day's battle when they will make the big attack on Russia. Alex: Now men, the key to tomorrow's attack will be coordination. Each of you Generals will need to have your men begin the attack at the same moment. ...
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Added: 2009-06-15 09:22 pm

7-Scouts acts as the pilot, co-pilot and radioman on an airliner. 4 other scouts are on the wings as the engines, on the wings of the plane. The pilot announces to co-pilot that engine one has failed. Engine one (ham this up) sputters, makes noise and dies, Co-pilot instructs radioman to inform tower and tell them they will be arriving 15 minutes late(radioman radios tower and repeats message). ...
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Cast: 2 scouts (If more are desired, they can be passengers, with suitable sound effects and actions. Seating for pilot and co-pilot, and for passengers if required and a compass. Announcer: This scene is on board a very low budget airline. Pilot: Well, are we anywhere near the airport, co-pilot ? Co-Pilot: (peering out the window) I don't know… I see lights over there to the port. That ...

Working with challenging Scouts

In a earlier post I talked about how I was as a Scout, my learning disabilities and what Scouting meant to me. In this post I would like to offer a few points on how to deal with other Scouts like me. The first thing don't hide the problems from the...

Drew's Bad Birthday

What follows is a original heart warming fictional short story that I wrote called "Drew's Bad Birthday". It is long for a blog post but I think you will enjoy it all the same. I have many more stories so if you like this one I will post more.  ...

It is funny the things we remember

It is the small things in life that stand out in our memories. It is not the big battle we won, but rather the day to day things. From my childhood I remember camping with my dad especially on Scout outings and family trips. Yet I remember more clear...

Working with challenging Scouts

In my last post I talked about how I was as a Scout, my learning disabilities and what Scouting meant to me. In this post I would like to offer a few points on how to deal with other Scouts like me. The first thing don't hide the problems from the y...

What is an Expedition

Recently a virtual Scouting buddy from the UK asked me what the definition of an expedition is. It took a while before I understood what he meant. He explained to me that in the UK they have a badge called “The Expedition Challenge”...

How long do things last

A while back I helped develop a show for the PTCMedia.net podcast network on Leave No Trace. Part of that show talked about how long things will last if just left in the environment. I would like to talk about that today, and at the end of the post...

What Scouting means to me

When I first joined Scouting I was only a little kid and had no idea what it was or why I was doing it. My parents wanted me to do I did. After my first few minutes I was hooked. I love the adventure and the fun. Over the years I grew older and mov...

Monsters in the dark

As a young Boy Scout I loved to camp and go on the adventures but when night fell no matter where I looked the bushes, trees, and rocks just look like animals and other creatures waiting to jump out at me. Don't get me wrong I was not scared of the d...

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Blogs and Podcasts

The Leader’s Campfire #68
#68-Game Show Madness Giveaways are the topic of the evening! Game Show #1, #2 and the Scout Camp The Movie contest are all on tap. Plus we walk though some of the updates to the PTC Media website. Game Show #2 Winners: Mark Beyke, Jeff Giacomi Scou...
2 Jul 2009 | 4:25 pm

Careful of Possessions and Property
I must admit that I’m a bit of a hoarder (ask my parents & my wife!) and I hate to throw anything away. This is a bit of a family trait to be honest. My Grandparents were all born in the early part of the 20th Century and were never what you’...
2 Jul 2009 | 4:15 pm

Food Find: Starbucks Jelly Beans
Starbucks newest marketing angle is “Real Food. Simply Delicious.” I can say hello to that - no artificial colors, flavors, trans fats or HFCS added anymore to their products. For me, having no chemical colors is a door opening after near...
2 Jul 2009 | 12:21 pm

Gear Head....sorta
Yesterday, I got my new Brunton Raptor Stoves, just plain awesome. I stopped and got fuel on the way home, so that I could try it out as soon as I got home. I opened the box, screwed on the canister, turned the valve, clicked the piezo-lighter and wo...
2 Jul 2009 | 9:54 am

I want to extend a Happy Independence Day to the Scoutmaster Minute Family.This is a celebration of Character, Determination, and Will.  This nation was born not because of of a piece of land, but because men (and women) were willing to stand for ri...
2 Jul 2009 | 7:04 am

Name That Council: July 2, 2009
Feeling patriotic? So are we. That explains this week’s Name That Council selection, a patch perfect for the weekend celebration of Independence Day. So put down that hot dog and cold soda for a second, and come up with the name of the council ...
2 Jul 2009 | 5:27 am

Random Scout News

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Farmers Market features special events Sunday (The Daily Dispatch)
Flag Day Ceremony by Douglas Elks & Cub Scouts, 10 to 11 a.m. (Including parading of the flag and a flag folding demonstration. The public is invited to bring service worn flags to be ceremonially retired. Contact Buddy William at 227.4150 for more information.)...
2 Jul 2009 | 10:35 pm

MURRIETA: Boy Scouts beautify Thompson Middle School - North County Times
MURRIETA: Boy Scouts beautify Thompson Middle SchoolNorth County TimesMembers of Boy Scouts Troop 318 planted more than 50 plants and ...and more »...
2 Jul 2009 | 10:25 pm

MURRIETA: Boy Scouts beautify Thompson Middle School (The Californian)
MURRIETA ---- Jabbing a shovel into the dirt surrounding a potted plant, Carlos Gonzales showed seven boys how to dig the right-sized hole, blend fertilizer with soil, drop the plant in the ground and pat the surface to smooth uneven dirt....
2 Jul 2009 | 9:37 pm

Grandson, friend bike to support Alzheimer's - UPDATED WITH VIDEO (The North Bay Nugget)
William Strang devoted his time to young people by volunteering for cub scouts and minor sports. Next month, his grandson will ride in his name, pedalling more than 400 kilometres from Timmins to North Bay to raise money for the Alzheimer Society, five years after Strang died of the disease.[...]...
2 Jul 2009 | 9:37 pm

Cub Scout Pack 55's Annual Pow Wow (Garden City News)
The cub scouts of Pack 55 and their families celebrated another exciting year of scouting at their annual picnic. Though the weather kept the scouts from enjoying the outdoors, nothing could dampen their spirits!...
2 Jul 2009 | 7:31 pm

Cub Scout Pack 55's Annual Pow Wow - Garden City News
Cub Scout Pack 55's Annual Pow WowGarden City NewsThe cub scouts of Pack 55 and their families celebrated another exciting year of scouting at their annual picnic. Though the weather kept the scouts from ...and more »...
2 Jul 2009 | 7:28 pm

Pawhuska prepares for Scouts centennial (Tulsa World)
Nearly 3,000 youngsters from across the U.S. will begin arriving Friday in Pawhuska to celebrate the founding of the first Boy Scouts troop in North America 100 years ago....
2 Jul 2009 | 6:58 pm

Girl Scouts move through the Renaissance (The Glendale News-Press)
The Renaissance-themed Girl Scout Twilight Camp at Crescenta Valley Park ended Friday after a week of dancing, singing and making crafts....
2 Jul 2009 | 5:41 pm

Scouts In Action

They Saved the Baby from the River!
John Fitzgerald, 9, Christian Nanson, 11, and other members of Pack 100 and Troop 100 were swimming in Nebraska's Platte River when Christian spotted a baby floating facedown in the water. Listen as they describe how they saved the baby in a true story of Scouts in Action....
20 Jun 2008 | 1:57 pm

He saved the boy from the riptide!
As Todd Staszak, 15, was bodyboarding at Hatteras, N.C., he heard cries for help. A man was trying to save his son and his son's friend as a powerful riptide pulled the boys away from shore. Listen as Todd and others describe how he rescued the boys in a true story of Scouts in Action....
29 May 2008 | 9:34 am

He saved his friends from the oncoming car!
As Trevor Robinson, 18, and four friends were walking across the parking lot of their school in Carmichael, Calif., a car traveling almost 30 miles an hour rounded a corner and headed straight for them. Listen as Trevor and others describe how he saved his friends' lives in a true story of Scouts in Action....
23 Apr 2008 | 8:42 am

Thoughts to Ponder

This is a true story about a Scout who showed what it means to be honest and fair.

His name is Andrew J. Flosdorf, and in 1983 he was a 1st Class Scout in Troop 42 of Fonda NY Andy was in the National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, competing for the championship and a chance for a scholarship.

During a break in the competition, Andy went to the judges and told them that although they thought he had spelled "echolalia" correctly, he had mistakenly substituted an "e" for the first "a" in the word, which means a speech disorder. He said he discovered his error when he looked it up afterwards.

By admitting the mistake, that the judges hadn't caught, Andy eliminated himself from the competition. The chief judge said, "We want to commend him for his utter honesty," and the crowd gave him an ovation.

But Andy didn't tell them about his error to earn cheers. He wanted to win as much as the other contestants, but he wanted to win fairly. "The first rule of Scouting is honesty," Andy told the judges.

"I didn't want to feel like a slime. "

I don't know what has happened to Andy Flosdorf since then, but I'm sure of two things. He learned one of Scouting's most important lessons, and gave us an example of honesty and fairness that all of us should shoot for


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