Re: Snipe Hunt Directions
Mark Wilson (mwilson@POLARIS.ORL.MMC.COM)
Thu, 23 Mar 1995 09:38:41 EST
> Since the "hunt", as presented, involves the whole troop out for
> a lark, without any identified "victims", how can it be hazing?
Snipe Hunts have always involved the whole troop, specifically, in two
groups; those who are "in on it," and those who are not. Which group
do you think will call it a lark and which do you think will be left
holding the bag?
> I would think it might be called a practical joke instead of hazing.
> Generally a snipe hunt doesn't involve degrading or demeaning activities,
> and is not against the "victim's" will.
Peer pressure still operates within the troop. In fact we rely on it to
some extent. While there is no outward force such that you might say it
was against the victim's will, the effect of peer pressure is just as
powerful. The end result is that a young man is coerced into a situation
in which he will be embarassed.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City