Taking Scouting Too Seriously…

You know you’re taking scouting too seriously when…

  • 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 Cub Scout 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 Leader Magazine 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 little 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
  • 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 think campaign hats are cool
  • You gave your wife a mummy bag rated for -15 deg F for Christmas
  • You name one of your kids Baden
  • Your favorite tune is Camp Granada (hello mudda…..hello fadda) by Allen Sherman
  • You can recite the Cub Law and Promise 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 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
  • You are convinced the center of the universe is Camp Tall Pines
  • You were disappointed when Leader magazine didn’t win the Pulitzer Prize last year
  • The Cubs in your pack chipped in to have you abducted by a professional cult de-programmer.