Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Animal Logo Wednesday - Fish

How can I describe what you kids are?

From the Utah National Parks Council Pack Meeting Guide.

Hot Dog Roast Ceremony

Cubmaster: What do we need to roast a hot dog?

Cubs: We need fuel to burn.

Cubmaster: We can liken this to the potential each boy has deep within him, but fuel and potential cannot do anything unless it is ignited. What can we use to light this fuel?

Cubs: A match.

Cubmaster: This match is like a boy's desire to achieve, to reach for the stars. The desire is the match that lights the fire and gets it burning. We're ready to cook. what should we cook?

Cubs: Hot dogs!

Cubmaster: This hot dog represents each boy. The hot dog cannot put itself on a stick, it needs guidance, and so does every boy. The Scout program is what we use to guide the boy. After it's cooked, it is slid inside a bun with mustard and ketchup. The bun represents advancements; the mustard and ketchup represent arrow points. it takes a lot of work for a boy to earn his advancements...

There the analogy starts to break down. There's a lot of different resources and guides for planning a pack meeting, but guess which one I chose for today's? When am I ever going to have the opportunity again to say such awesome things in front of a large group of people?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Makin New Friends

I just came into work to get caught up. It's pretty late, but there are still some cars here, and I found a sweet spot close to the door, right next to a Honda Civic. As I stopped the car, I busied myself with disentangling my headphone cords, getting out of my seatbelt, and finding my wallet.

Oh yes, and lifting my leg up as I opened the door to release an enormous splattery "journey's-end" fart.

Did you know that the Pilot's seat is pretty much level with the window of a Honda Civic? And if, for example, a lady you didn't notice was sitting there in the car, waiting for her husband with the windows rolled down, the methane could theoretically be onto her tastebuds within 2 seconds? It's true.

Animal Logo Wednesday - Beaver Doctor

No, not a gynecologist. A family practice in a place called Beaverdam.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Why I "do my own thing" at Pack Meetings

(From the Cubmaster's handbook for July's Pack Meeting"


Props: Cubmaster should wear a sailor hat.

Let’s take a cruise aboard the U.S. Citizenship. Be proud of your country! Keep your pledge to your flag. Be dependable and responsible. Help those less fortunate. Be cooperative. Be polite. Obey the laws. Keep America beautiful! As we return to port, I hope you will continue to sail on the U.S. Citizenship.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Laura D

Last night my sister sent me a picture she took. She spent the weekend in Denver to go to some baseball game, so I'm assuming this is at the game. This morning I've been sending her my artistic reworks of her picture.

The last one was a suggestion by Mandoo. You're welcome, Laura D.