Bill Hunter (hunteb@SMTPGATE.LDS-AZ.LORAL.COM)
Tue, 14 Jun 1994 09:13:50 MST
>>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
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!!
Back in 1988, our Troop participated in a local camporee. That night the
squirrling began. "Who lost xxxx, if you want it back you need to squirrl.
Well, our Troop (about 50 kids) did an about-face. The cards turned and it was
the adults who suddently found themselves very embarrassed.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City