Rex Goode (rexg@IMS.COM)
Wed, 13 Jul 1994 13:55:15 PDT
> And what are we teaching the boys with all of this? Back before we were
> prohibited from showering with the boys, we had no problems that I'm
> aware of, because we insisted (as did council and camp staff) that
> two-deep leadership be observed in the showers at all times. In fact,
> the boys could <not> shower unless there were adults present to maintain
> order. Durn few of the boys had a problem with shucking their dirty
> clothes and getting wet, especially on those hot and muggy days. It's
> a sick world out there that assumes that just because men and boys are
> showering together that hanky-panky is likely to occur. Sheesh.
> The above is primarily commentary regarding the state of things in this
> "enlightened" day and age...not particularly hoping to find an answer,
> considering that there is no satisfactory solution.
It's especially sad that we are not REALLY talking about protecting
boys from abuse, but protecting us all from law suits.
Oh, by the way, Camp Baldwin in Oregon this year will have a group
shower for boys, a men's shower room with private stalls, a women's
shower room with private stalls, an adult staff shower, a male youth
shower with hours for females.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City