Some years ago a naval officer happened also to be serving as the Scoutmaster of my sons' troop. One evening he was addressing a group of parents. He talked about the principles of scouting — how it gives boys good outdoor experiences, teaches them important life lessons, and promotes the development of leadership, teamwork, and character.

"Now, some people say that the Boy Scouts is a paramilitary organization," he said. Then he smiled. "I see nothing wrong with that!"

(For those who don't know our former Scoutmaster: he was joking — I think. See also ThePax (6 Mar 2000), FlashlightMusic (7 May 2000), DemeritBadges (9 May 2002), EinBenStein (19 Sep 2002), ...)

TopicHumor - TopicOrganizations - 2002-12-12

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