Re: Culturally Sensitive Xmas
Frank Ibero (fjibero@HOTR.COM)
Wed, 11 Dec 1996 17:51:16 -0600
golden cliff wrote:
> We don't have a "Christmas" Party, but rather a "Holiday" Party.
> The party consists of pizza, pop, an optional gift exchange, and a movie.
> This year we will be watching "Independence Day" which narrowly beat out
> "Mission Impossible" in the voting. The pizza will be Little Ceasar's
> "Pizza by the Foot" in a variety of toppings so each can choose their
> favorite section.
> What holiday are we celebrating? Give kids pizza, pop, and video any
> time of the year, and it's an instant holiday.
> We are a college town and have all religions and many international
> students. We've had in the past representatives of Jewish, Moslem, Hindu,
> B'Hai, Bhudist, and a vast variety of Christian denominations. Still, at
> any one time we are 95% Christian.
> The boys plan out THEIR party.
> The party is not "politically correct", it is "boy correct". Everyone is
> having too much fun to feel slighted or excluded. These kids know how to
> You can look at the differences in the group and work not to offend, or
> you can seek out their common interests and watch them plan to have a blast.
> Either way will get the job done, but one may be more productive than the
> other. It depends on your goal for the event. For us the end product
> we seek is fun, in Scouting terms we call it "team building".
> Keep it simple, make it fun. The rest follows.
> YIS, Cliff Golden
> Scoutmaster Troop 33; DeKalb, Illinois
> Three Fires Council BSA
Just wondering, how do you handle the different ratings for the movies
in your troop?? The most we would show is a G rated movie if we were to
show the video at a meeting. This would constitute a "public showing".
Which would be a good question for the group. How does everyone else
handle showing videos at meetings or parties?
Frank Ibero, Scoutmaster, Troop 56, LaVista, Nebraska
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