Re: "baptism" of fresh summer-campers
Bob Sargeant (SARGEANT@CUA.EDU)
Thu, 13 Oct 1994 22:41:28 -0400
I think that much of what you have said with regard to the need for a
youth to accomplish rites of passage in their lives. I just hope that the
tests you are suggesting are learning experiences. I think that they might
relate to scouting skills or the like for our movement. For others they
might be service or camping skill oriented. You talk about "jumping the fire"
I don't see that as a particularly constructive rite of passage or am I missing
I feel that something becomes a true rite of passage by it having meaning
to the person going through it and that it receives recognition on its
completion. I wonder if graduation has lost some of its status as a rite
of passage because it no longer is the guarantee to a job immediately upon
completion. This would seem to imply that we need to either change the
expectation or change the recognition given.
My biggest concern in all of the thread that I have read so far is that
we not call hazing by some other name.
Yours in scouting, Bob Sargeant, DC for Gw District, NCAC, BSA. The old fox.
Opinions are mine in the scouting spirit.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City