Re: Forbidden Songs??
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Sat, 11 Jun 1994 19:59:05 CST
On Fri, 10 Jun 1994 21:31:28 -0400 John Pannell said:
>>Another example of a song that is discouraged, at least in our council,
>>is "Squirrely", not because of the song, but because of the rear-end
>>wiggling you're supposed to do as part of the song. It is sort of
>>considered a form of corporal punishment, or at least a form of
>>punishment that is degrading rather than corrective.
>Unless I'm missing something crucial, how is wiggling your rear-end
>considered a form of corporal punishment or degrading when done by a bunch
>Sounds like someone should send the PC thought police packing and return
>Scouting to the Scouts.
I've usually seen this song used in the context of having to sing it in
front of everyone in order to get a lost item returned. While some scouts
may think it is humorous, it is quite embarassing to others. Such
"punishments" are inappropriate and should not be allowed in summer camp.
I don't think "swishing" your tail is the problem -- the context may be!!
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Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 18
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