Re: Hazing and Child Abuse
John Oakes (joakes@UNM.EDU)
Tue, 12 Sep 1995 09:20:52 -0600
On Tue, 12 Sep 1995, Douglas A Richard wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Sep 1995, John Oakes wrote:
> > 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?
I agree whole heartedly. A good rule of thumb is to praise in public,
chastise in private. Humiliation is the key word here. There is no place
for that in scouting, Lord only knows how it has gone on for so long.
Obviously, I missed the point of the original thread. Either it was the
way it was written or my ADD comprehension.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City