Snipe hunt directions
Steve Beluch (steve.beluch@SYSLINK.MCS.COM)
Thu, 23 Mar 1995 09:22:03 -0600
T>Sorry, Jack, but snipe hunts are no longer permitted. They fall under
T>the definition of hazing.
Well, I really think its in your definition Al, "initiation" ! Most
troops still use a snipe hunt but not as an "initiation right" or in the
worst case outright hazing. Our unit uses it as a troop wide experience
to help new scouts familiarize themselves with our local council camp.
If the leaders permit initiations then they're butting up against the
hazing regs. Scouting is adaptive, the old snip hunts that you and I
remember not only were hazing but bordered on abuse, by today's
standards. But today's snipe hunts, at least the ones I've seen are no
more than a fun way to teach, and use basic scout skills. Maybe we
should change the name to the " N E W " snipe hunt. BTW have you seen
some of the skits these kids come up with without supervision? That's
why our camp program directors require a skit be chosen from a list and
scripts issued by the MC.
Steve Beluch - Des Plaines Valley Council
Direct E-Mail: steve.beluch@SYSLINK.mcs.com
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