Re: Hazing #2
Norman J. MacLeod (gaelwolf@MARLIN.SSNET.COM)
Wed, 13 Sep 1995 06:21:07 EDT
You wrote -
> Making a scout eat raw meat for initiation is hazing...Making a
>scout eat the almost raw meat he was supposed to have just cooked is
>a learning experiance.
I agree with the first point in this paragraph, but I have some very real
concerns about the second example. Sure its a learning experience, but have
you thought this one through? Given the kinds of bacteria that are to be
found running around in uncooked meat, this could be an extremely hazardous,
perhaps even fatal "training method". Salmonella can kill. E. Coli can make
you VERY ill indeed (E. Coli can easily contaminate food prepared with dirty
hands - and we know how sanitary kids can be if not watched closely...)
If you are practicing this as a way of "underlining" the "cook til done"
point of training, I do hope you will reconsider. Otherwise you may have
occasion to find yourself doing some very heavy hand-wringing while waiting
in some remote ER at three in the morning someday.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City