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Suuuuueey, Here Piggy Piggy Piggy

SUUUUEEEY SUUUUUEEEY, Here Piggy, Piggy , Piggy……………………..
Maybe the reason the low turnout to Baraboo was that no one knew what they were really missing? Parents, for those boys who didn’t go, ask them if they knew that they might have a chance to wrestle a REAL pig? How could any kid from an urban area like Niles pass on a chance like this HUH? I know some of you had events you had to attend – prom, graduation, etc, but come on!! How many times in your life will you ever get to wrestle a pig? DUH!!!pig1

Look at the smiles on their faces. And imagine the stories they will have to tell their Grandkids one day –
“back in recession of 2009 we had to battle a ferocious wild boar just to get a meal!!! Loads of people were clamoring to catch the same thing we were. Oh what a SWINE time we had trying to get some bacon…… If only our beloved Scoutmaster could have seen us. We know he would have been so proud! And he would finally know that we don’t even come close to resembling pigs, or eating like them!!pig2

MMMMMMMMM!!!!! Breakfast………………

Ok. So maybe your kids did know what they were missing, but I’ll bet that they didn’t have any idea that they would be getting an excuse for the rest of their lives for goofing off. Yes you heard that right, an EXCUSE for goofing off. If your scout is reading this, let them know what they missed. You see, the boys that attended were given permanent “Clown Status” which is kind of like a get out of jail free card. See below:

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See any of your boys on the wall? – with Matt Swaner waiting to be transformed! Next time the “signs up” admonition rears its head, the boys only need to show this picture and they will have an excuse for their loud misbehaving antics! (ok not really but you get the point).

Even some of the leaders tried to get in the game. Check out this Clown – .Look at the attention to detail on the red nose and cheeks. He’s a true professional.

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Check some other clowns below:

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I even see a retired one in the background. It was so much fun that they keep coming back years later!!

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Just waiting for some greasepaint………..

This clown we called HAPPY: ( funny but he doesn’t look happy)

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OK. It was actually not all fun and games. However, the weather wasn’t too bad. I understood that almost every year it rains on this weekend and surprisingly we got very little of that. BUT as always with, camping in May, its hit or miss. So if it wasn’t rain, it had to be…………..
A. Cold
B. Heat
C. Fog
D. Wind
E. A and D
Correct answer E! Add some noise – if you have been there before you will know that we sleep in the fairgrounds, which is smack dab in the middle to town. For some reason – I just don’t know why – but the people in that part of the country seem to enjoy staying up late and driving around at all hours. Must be something in the water. Some are even prone to honking their horns all up and down the roads in the middle of the night. Must be something in the water They sure seem to be happy for some reason. Must be something in the water ( hops and ale?).
Well I had fun and I’m sure all the boys did too. Chances like this only come around once. Don’t miss the next one! White Pines is just around the corner.

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Greg Cieply

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