I was a Girl Scout back in the 1970s, and I can tell you that we did not have our very own official shoes. Although looking at this ad from Boys’ Life (Feb 1960), I am glad we didn’t. I mean, look at them. They are old-guy business shoes.
Don’t tell me you’re really going to be able to go out in the wilderness and rescue people and run around in the mud and mulch and whatever, in those shoes. The soles are as shiny and smooth as an ice-skating rink.
Also, no one who’s hauling someone to safety ever says things like:
“Glad I wore these official shoes!”
But I’m glad they say it here. Because that’s my new Favorite Thing To Say. So versatile! You can use this line anywhere, really. And with any shoes. I plan to say it next time I’m doing something like scooping out the cats’ litter box while wearing my horrible old black Crocs. And that’s just the beginning…
[Want to read the whole story? The bigger version is over here. And yes, I actually managed to remember to make the photo public this time...]