Re: Totin' Chip and Hazing
Blaine S Nay (b.nay@JUNO.COM)
Mon, 12 May 1997 13:46:08 EDT
>At 08:30 AM 5/9/97 -0400, Joseph Alessi wrote:
>My question to the list: has this tradition also succumbed to PC'ism?
>a toten' chip be "revoked" under current policy?
>Many people consider cutting corners off Totin' Chip cards as a form of
>Many people consider cutting corners off Totin' Chip cards as a
tradition and a
>reasonable form of punishment/reinforcement of proper handling of woods
>Cutting corners off cards makes it easier to track who has screwed up
>than something as difficult to track as revoking "Totin' Rights" for a
>length of time.
This letter brings to mind an incident that happened two or three years
ago at Camp Gorsuch, here in Alaska. It brought smiles to several faces.
One of my scouts had lost his Totin' Chip and needed one for the
Woodcarving Merit Badge in the crafts area. I didn't have any cards with
me. But I did have a felt-tip marker in my pocket, so I drew a Totin'
Chip in his forearm. I admonished him to be very careful to avoid
getting a corner cut off. Today, he is very close to Eagle.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City