:: Monday, August 09, 2004 ::
Pet Peeve XLIII
Mushheads are scouts who don't have a clue and, while often portly, can come in the stick-thin variety as well. The younger ones are often marked by their "greasy sausage fingers" and complete lack of fine motor control, but as mushhead-dom can extend to any age (mushhead leaders being commonplace) this is not a sure-fire sign. Mushheads are always marked by an inability to do the paperwork required for certain merit badges without getting a boot to the butt from either an adult leader or a staffman. Common mushhead-approved merit badges are Swimming, Leatherwork, and Mammal Study. Occasionally (i.e. every week) some leaders or parents decide that their first- or second-year mushhead scout is capable of taking my merit badge, Environmental Science, because it's an Eagle-required badge. Because the leader's manual lists Envi-Sci as a 13 yr old reccommended badge I do not provide the boot-to-the-butt service, and so most of the mushheads get partials. 90% of the partials I gave out this past summer were to mushheads.
Mushheads also have their own dialect of the English language named Mushheadski, which is most amusingly spoken by non-mushheads.
:: The Squire 5:38 PM :: email this post :: ::