Re: The Bobcat
Robert M. Gross (rmgross@DOW.COM)
Thu, 11 Nov 1993 13:10:41 -0500
>>Nope. I've looked in all of the Cub Scouting references that goes back
>>to 1940, and cannot find a single reference to "turning a kid upside
>>down to pin" the Bobcat pin on his shirt.
I phrased my answer poorly - what I recall is putting the pin on upside down,
not right-side-up on an upside-down kid. The first I ever heard of the latter
was in this discussion.
Regardless of whether or not inverting the child is considered hazing (given
the circumstances, it is stretching the definition a lot), it seems
to me that an initiation service of this type should be treated as a formal
occasion with considerable dignity. I'm not sure that turning a kid upside
down does that.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City