Sunday, 31 May 2015

Be Prepared

Insisting that children salute adults is pushing discipline too far in my opinion. Even dressing them up in uniform seems suspect, so it's odd that I seem have nostalgia for Baden Powell, founder of the world-wide scout movement. I'm an ex-soldier of both the Cubs and Scouts. My tree climbing, whittling, map reading, woggle weaving and knot tiring skill I owe to regimented Thursday afternoons. The other day at my Mum's house, I came across my old belt. It's now been put back into service (without the saluting), with 34", extra long girth, blank belt from German eBay - the Germans love dressing up in leather and have specialist traders in all related products. BP

5 comments:

Stevie Coles said...

he had the right idea.
Thrash the original sin out of em!!!.

Mick P said...

Love it. Wish I still had mine. God knows where it is. Went the way of me woggle.

Anonymous said...

My scout leader was forever playing with my woggle.

Mick P said...

Quite. I never knew the true significance of the three-finger salute till I went to camp.

Dingle Berry said...

I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God and to the Queen, to help other people, and to keep the Cub Scout law... and tell no-one I was fondled by Akela