Monday, March 1, 2010

Scout's Honor


In a few weeks, I'll be hanging with 150 Brownies and Girl Scouts at the annual Camporee. The theme this year is a bit more up my alley than last year's theme. Last year? Fantasyland. And not any type of fantasy that includes, you know, blindfolds or silk sashes or mink-lined handcuffs.

Oh, what? Sorry?

Last year, it was all fairy tales and such. You know, a subject young girls -- even we burly ones who like the outdoors and Scouting -- totally get off on. This year? This year?

I can hardly say it without rawring with laughter.

Hoedown.

As in, you can't keep a ho down.

Because, really, I am right about at the same mental age as Daughter. Only I'm a boy. A 12-year-old boy. Who watches too much "Family Guy" and Jeff Dunham.

We had a meeting last night. I won't focus on the fact that it was supposed to be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. but that the people leading the meeting got confused and planned to have it go from 6:30 to 7:30.

No, I'll leave that alone.

But I will ask you this: why in the world would they have a strict rule that there can never be just one adult staying in the same room as the girls? And when I say "adult," I mean, of course, "woman."

It's the f#$kin' Girl Scouts, folks. Since when did we start worrying about an adult female staying in a room with six or eight or 10 girls between the ages of 7 and 12? I mean, I can see it if I were, in fact, actually a 12-year-old boy rather than a near-50-year-old-mother-of-three with the mind of a 12-year-old boy.

Somebody, please, defend this stance. 'Cause I'm beyond flabbergasted by it.


[Photo courtesy msnbc.com.]

6 comments:

Realliveman said...

I forgot how awesome this blog is!

It's me, Mike from Mike's Homefront. I've changed sites, but I'm still the same guy lol

Consider yourself followed (with Google Friend) lol

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Geraldine said...

I hope you have a heapin' helpin' of fun at the Camp...!!!

So nice to stop by and thanks for visiting too.

Hugs, G

Lori said...

it's to CYA, and theirs. The boy scouts have the same rule.

Dee Martin said...

After years of mothers staying alone in the room with girls scouts and then immediately losing their sanity as well as ballooning up to 800 pounds from an incurable desire to eat huge amounts of girl scout cookies....what? Oh that's just me. It's a crazy world we live in.

Janet said...

Ok, wait, what? Only 2 adults sharing a room with 6-10 girls? I personally would think the odds would be much better if it were 8 adults per 2 children, but that's based on my experience with my own kids, so maybe my opinion is a bit skewed.

The world has gone insane. That opinion I will stand by.

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