Re: BOBCAT BADGES-HAZING?
Donald E. Culberson (dculbers@JAGUAR1.USOUTHAL.EDU)
Tue, 3 Jun 1997 09:43:21 -0500
On Tue, 3 Jun 1997, AL DEBENEDETTO wrote:
> 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.
This process always bugged me, too. I always found that the observers
enjoyed it a lot more than the poor kid being forced into involuntary
gymnastics. We actually did have a slight slip once... the new Bobcat
didn't make it all the way to the floor and probably wouldn't have been
hurt if he had, but that ended the practice during my tenure as
Cubmaster. From then on I just had the parents pin the badge on upside
down while I explained about the need for the cub to perform a needed
task (good deed), unasked, for his parents in exchange for getting it
turned rightside up. I also used a streak of yellow face paint which I
solemnly informed the cubs was not to be washed off... the parents loved
me for that one!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City