Serving as a unit commissioner is one of the easiest jobs in Scouting. I visit a unit once or twice a month to make sure no one’s dead or dying and provide periodic assistance. One of these semi-trials is visiting a unit with a special needs Scout that’s taken a particular liking to me. I was asked occupy this Scout while the rest of the troop did CPR training and after listening to his nonsensical stories cluttered by the words coming out not quite in the right order he got quiet.
Him: Have you ever thought of running track?
Me: What do you mean?
Him: Some schools offer a track, it can help cure disease.
Me: Well, running track can be good for your health. Why do you ask?
Him: You look like you’ve been melting. I think it could help.