Re: Bullying, etc.
John Oakes (joakes@UNM.EDU)
Tue, 20 Dec 1994 07:22:28 -0700
By no means are we sending a message "we are tough guys...don't mess
with us" It is as I stated only done first in extreme cases and as an
attention getter. There are boys who have NO knowledge of the outside
world and thankfully did not come the route of where I have been. We have
what the boys in that patrol call the chain gang... These are kids are
ones that use to be the bullies that we pulled this little exhibition on
and kids that a judge has sent me. These kids are no sissys I can rest
assure you. But, there is a more interesting dynamics going on. It is the
softening of those those kids as they work the scout way with the rest.
Oh! I have read this reaction from you about htis issue to the rest of the
leadership of 459...Biker and Non-Biker...BTW thanks for the great laugh
you provided us.
Please Carey, until you can walk in our shoes here as we
deal with hard core gang type boys, please don't criticize that which you
cannot understand from your protected world of politics with Troop 18.
I used to be a Beaver....
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City