Re: Hazing whatever number
Bruce Ward (Bruce.Ward@SMTPGWY.AGRIC.NSW.GOV.AU)
Mon, 18 Sep 1995 09:49:40 EST
This issue seems to pop up regularly, although I never herd the term
'hazing' before I subscribed to SCOUTS-L. Like many, I have been
through various 'initiation' rites over my life, and while I don't
bear too many scars, I can see the destructive side of the process.
BUT I can also see the positive side... and this is perhaps why boys
in particular are attracted by some gangs that have pretty bizarre
initiation rites. I think the powerful part is the feeling of
belonging that comes from a strong shared experience.
So to get the positive side, design 'team bonding' activities that are
well controlled, do not include humiliation, and have some stability
through time. Maybe this is why we feel such a bond with our Woodbadge
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City