There was a Scout who enjoyed campouts. I got a kick out of it when it was his patrol’s turn to plan the meals for a weekend. That included shopping for everything.
He also liked SPAM. He’d heard of it but had never tasted it, so we bought a small can. He was hooked. Every weekend his patrol was in charge, all the kids knew they’d have “SPAM McMuffins” for breakfast
It earned him the nickname of SPAM.
His Grandma Doris bought a Valley High School letter jacket for his academic and music (three choruses) awards. He paid to have the name on is changed from DAN to SPAM!
I’m not a fan of SPAM (I think it’s the texture) and a lot of people really dislike it. But a surprising 17-minute story about it on Our American Stories changed my mind about its food value. (One of my favorite WHO-Radio personalities admitted that he enjoys toasted SPAM and Velveeta cheese sandwiches!)
Since SPAM is a product of Hormel, the SPAM Museum is in Austin, Minnesota. Hey, it looks like fun! You can even buy SPAM cookbooks there. I wonder if any include an Iowa Scout’s version of SPAM McMuffins.
Who’s ready for SPAM Figgy Pudding?