Origin of the Name
First off, let me assure you,
There is no such word as Scuttlebuck.
Scuttlebutt means gossip or rumor.
Scuttle means scamper or hurry – or sink a ship.
You can pass the buck, buck a trend, buck up and be happy,
Buck the wind, you can make a buck,
Buck a tree into logs, or be a young buck.
Of course you can run buck naked,
Get a horse to buck,
Or you can shoot a buck.
You enlist as a buck private.
But Scuttlebuck was just a word coined by my young brother
To be the name of our hunting lodge and it just stuck.
Now Lodge on the other hand is a word.
You can lodge a complaint,
Receive a guest, or get lodged in the mud.
A beaver can live there,
Or a society can meet there.
But at our lodge,
It’s just a house occupied in the hunting season.
(And maybe partly the other things too.)