Re: The 18 month Webelos Program
(no name) ((no email))
Thu, 10 Oct 1991 12:22:00 EDT
I have received a lot of personal mail asking for my slant on the 2 year
WEBELOS program...and mine is exactly as Kathie Cerveny mentioned in a
Not being altoghter familiar with the Cub Scouting end of our program, I
cannot make an intelligent (can't spell it, either!) comment(s) on that
I WILL, however, make a brief comment about hazing before I go to lunch.
Hazing, in many states, is ILLEGAL. Hazing, according to the rules and
regulations of the BSA, is ILLEGAL. Have I been accused of hazing before??
YES, especially in my days as a Scoutmaster when I have sent my newer Scouts
on a hunt for the "left handed smokeshifter" or the "waterproof toilet tissue"
or the "airbroom". I thought then as now that those activities were harmless
until I was told by a senior Scouter (whom I respected) that those activities
were harmFUL to the Scouts and I should "knock it off".
And I did.
Scouting, to me, has always been and will be a game. And sometimes the game
has "sub-games" that are played between people to get to know them. I have
always thought of those "scavenger hunts" as ways to get to know my newer
Scouts and also to "introduce them" to Scouting humor...humor that the
non-Scout(ers) can't "get" because they have not "been there".
However, I support the national and that Council's stand on this sort of
"activity" and I won't do it (even if's fun for the Scouts and me).
(Oh yeah...I received one of my wishes on Tuesday...I got to serve a summer
intership with the Sciota Area Council this summer! Now, if only the National
Office can respond back!!)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City