I might have stayed with it…
Of course the Order of the Science Scouts of Exemplary Repute and Above Average Physique (OOTSSOERAAAP for short, or long) don’t have to wear stupid uniforms, sell cookies to strangers or keep their dishes in a mesh bag in a tree and they do approve of alcohol and have better badges than the girl scouts. I’m pretty sure I should be awarded the following:
The “talking science” badge.
Required for all members. Assumes the recipient conducts himself/herself in such a manner as to talk science whenever he/she gets the chance. Not easily fazed by looks of disinterest from friends or the act of “zoning out” by well intentioned loved ones. (DN)
The “MacGyver” badge.
In which the recipient has demonstrated that his/her science communciation prowess was handy in simplifying a potentially challenging scenario. For example, was able to escape from unjustified prison term, with the clever use of a paper clip and WD-40. You know, that kind of thing. (Note that display of badge must be accompanied by explanation). (JN) **My note: duct tape (although not good for ducts, can fix anything, as can paperclips, yarn or folded cardboard).
The “arts and crafts” badge.
Because you can’t have a bunch of badges without an arts and crafts badge. This one assumes the recipient has all manner of “craftiness” with a sciencegeek twist. (AC)
Lethal when in combination with the “destroyer of quackery” badge. (AC)
One of our self explanatory badges. (EM)
In which the recipient has cloned something or other. Rules to a drinking game concerning this badge will be forthcoming. (RPM)
Drinks rum. Into pillaging and stuff. Soft spot for evolutionary biology. (J)