Instructing Engineering merit badge has its emotional highs and lows.  One of those moments is when I review the Willow Island catastrophe where 51 workers were killed when improperly engineered scaffolding collapsed.  At near the height of this section when I review how the caterpillar scaffolding failed one of the kids pulled a pair of boxers out of his jeans.  A F*&#ING PAIR OF BOXERS.  He procedes to verify their cleanliness by putting them over his head and puffing up the legs by blowing on them.

My best recovery was using the systems investigations method to figure out what happened.  Apparently, when he put his cloths away, he didn’t notice a pair of boxers in his jeans.  How do you wear jeans for a day and not notice a ball of cloth somewhere?