Tuesday, July 27, 2010


The Boy Scouts of America are celebrating 100 years of scouting with a huge "jamboree" in Virginia this week, where they have pitched some 18,000 tents and set up more than 3,500 kitchens.

And today the U.S. Postal Service helped them commemorate the event with their own stamp.


The first carload of Boy Scouts had left my house just minutes ago. As I was putting the finishing touches on packing up my own vanload of Scouts, bound for the wilderness and a three-day camping excursion, I noticed that someone from the first car had left a pair of hiking boots on the back steps and snagged them.

An hour later we caught up with the first car at a rest stop. Just after we figured out that no one had forgotten a pair of boots, my cell phone rang. It was my wife.

"Have you seen the plumber's boots? They were on the back steps...."

[Joe's Clean Laffs]


WORDS for YOUR WEEK: "Happiness is open to all, since, when you boil it down, it merely consists of contentment with what you have, and doing what you can for other people." (Sir Robert Baden-Powell)


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