Re: Sheath Knives--public humiliation
Dan Brown (dabrown2@VT.EDU)
Sun, 11 May 1997 17:13:25 +0600
At 04:51 PM 5/8/97 -0700, Ev Holm wrote:
>While many individuals may tout public humiliation as a tool, Scouters
>don't. The reason you find no official documentation that supports its use,
>is because it is called hazing (no, no not the h word) and hazing is a form
>of abuse. It is wrong and it is offensive. When seeing the first post that
>this was done at camp in front all the Scouts at assembly and then by a
>staff member (if I recall correctly), I was apalled.
I agree with you completely, but some who call themselves scouters do. We
had this same discussion in this forum about a year or so ago and I think I was
outvoted about two to one.
Also J. Hugh Sullivan wrote:
>Myself, I don't think it applies to those of us who are not lacking in pride
>and self-esteem. Although I have disappointed myself, no one has ever
>humiliated me - and I fell for all the tricks back in 1939. Either play
>right along with the perpetrator or turn the tables on him; the first knocks
>the wind out of his sails and the second is a knockout.
An eleven year old does not need to be lacking self esteem to be humiliated
by an authority figure such as a scoutmaster or camp program director. If the
kid does not have self esteem, such behavior is not likely to foster it.
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