Cub Inversion -- LawSuit
James Camp (jamesc@SCOTCH.NIC.DDN.MIL)
Fri, 29 May 1992 17:30:35 EDT
Gosh, you people must watch your mail box constantly.
I only get to mine 2 - 3 times a day.
Per Don's rules, I flunk miserably:
1. I own a car and a dog.
2. I have children.
3. I entertain at home.
4. I'm a sucker for getting involved.
When I stated that Pack/Troop 36 elected to not invert the Cubs,
I simply stated the policy of one organization -- not to press
it into a National amemdment. Our base was, as Kathey stated,
that any touching can be misconscrued, and the inversion could
be considered neglegence. Keep in mind that we were a new Pack
with most Parents never having been involved in Scouting.
At the risk of crossing groups here, I do feel that Kathey is,
in a sense, wrong. We are in a courtroom, if someone wants to
put us there. ( People need no true reason to sue -- just give
them a chance.) It is up to us as individuals to decide what
is prudent and what is not, and hope that we've chosen the
As for the Scouting trail goes, often the Cubs have never been
involved in events like these. Worse than that, the PARENTS have
never had their kids involved in such as this. They are more
protective in those early years. After a few years in the Scouting
program (Cubs don't get as deeply involved as Scouts) the kids AND the
parents are more willing to take the lumps of Boy Scouting.
No, we can't throw in the towel because of the chance of lawsuit.
Yes, the ceremony is a fun and meaningful experience. By all means,
keep your traditions. Just be careful.s
Gotta go. I'm off to help staff a COPE Course weekend.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City