Hazing and Child Abuse
Douglas A Richard (doug.richard@UNH.EDU)
Tue, 12 Sep 1995 10:44:30 -0400
On Tue, 12 Sep 1995, John Oakes wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Sep 1995, Dee Griffin wrote:
> > A good one might deal with YOUTH PROTECTION. At almost all scouting events
> > "ole timers" still give scouts greif. Things like making scouts sing for
> > forgotten items, or forgetting to take hats off when scouts walk inside seem
> > out of place.
> I have heard everything...You mean to tell me that taking your hat off
> when you walk into a building NOW equates to child abuse???? Eventually
> someone will tell us that to stand at some form of attention while the
> Flag is passing is abuse also.....Hasn't this "witch hunt" gone a little
> too far?
> John Oakes
The act of asking scouts to taking ones hat off when you walk into a
building or standing at attention while the flag is passing is not child
abuse or hazing. The act of humiliating a scout in front of a large
group because he forgot to take his hat off or stand at attention by making
him do demoralizing acts is.
What is wrong with just telling a scout he did something wrong
instead of embarassing him in front of everybody?
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