Re: Excess Scout Energy
MARK A WILBUR (wilbur-ma@CLAVIN.MED.GE.COM)
Mon, 1 Apr 1996 01:01:53 CST
> After following the thread about hazing and snipe hunts,
>I thought I had heard it all, but this takes the cake.
After reading the letter I immediately dismissed it as a hoax!!!
If you carefully read the letter, I am pretty sure that it was
written by an adult (perhaps a dememted one or one trying to start
a panic). The sentences are lengthy and have multiple thoughts.
Also, the punctuation is perfect. A few words are carefully placed
to make it sound like a kid wrote it.
Most of this kind of stuff died with the movie, "American
Graffiti". I not heard of anything like this being attempted since
about 1965. For better of worse, the Scouts that I work with are
too obsessed with MTV and Video games to even think about these
types of pranks.
Television and Nintendo has crippled most forms of independant
thinking and made a bunch of couch potatoes...
Maybe this is a fringe benefit.
P.S. On the lighter side, if anyone is having these problems,
maybe they should make a Merit Badge on abusing younger Scouts.
Then it will sound like WORK--- Then none of the kids will want
anything to do it. :-)
(just kidding of course)
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