Re: Grey Squirrel
Gerald Demontgny (gdemontg@CCS.CARLETON.CA)
Thu, 16 Jun 1994 13:38:02 EDT
Johnette Sue Seibert writes:
>One group kept doing a cheer
> that said "We have spirit, yes, we do, we have spirit, more than you" in
> a hateful, off-putting manner. A challenge which is positive works
> better than a negative. I noticed that out serious Boy Scouts who were
> Den Chiefs encouraged the positive cheers, where the younger, less
> serious minded tried to keep the negative going. Anyway,
> I feel positive is the BSA way, negative in no way at all!
Certainly this network forces me, indeed all of us to think about what
we do with the cubs, scouts, etc. I have been at a number of camps,
local, area, and composite where the challenge "There ain't no flys on
us" gets started. Now I wonder, "there ain't no flys on us, repeat,
there may be flies on some of you guys but there ain't no flys on us".
Certainly, with cub aged children I have seen them get pretty carried
away with the challenge, and as the two lines move closer and the
taunt becomes louder, I have feared the possibility of aggression.
Yet, I suspect that the cubs know that challenge is only a game.
Ooops cant say more as I have an appointment, got to run.
Gerald de Montigny
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City