AL DEBENEDETTO (alcjjj@MSN.COM)
Tue, 3 Jun 1997 14:11:29 UT
Since I have only been on the list for less than two weeks, I apologize if
this subject has already been covered. I was reading some postings on
rec.scouting when I came across something that I was unaware of.
My Pack _does_ turn the Cub Scouts upsidedown and the CM pins on their Bobcat
Badge. The Scout is turned upsidedown and held by one of their parents. My
questions are as follows:
1. Is it National Policy from the BSA not to turn the Scouts upsidedown
period, whether done by their parent or not? If so, where do I get this
information in writing so I can show our Committee?
2. Insurance....If a lawsuit incurs as a result of an accidental drop, by a
parent, who would be held responsible? If BSA policy is not being followed
then their insurance would not cover any expenses incurred in a lawsuit,
3. What are some other ideas of presenting this badge to the Bobcats? One
idea I found in a ceremony listing was to have the boys lay on the floor and
the CM pin it on them upsidedown that way, or have the boys stand on their
hands against the wall while parents hold their feet up.....I'm not so sure
about that one either.
We have never had a problem or injury in this matter in the three years my
family has been involved in scouting, but I always panicked whenever I saw a
larger boy being hung upsidedown by a parent.
"Too often we give children answers to remember, rather than problems to
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City