are camp nicknames banned???
Allen Maddox (atmaddox@JUNO.COM)
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 14:33:48 -0700
>> Fellow Scouts & Scouters - we in our Council have been told that
>> has recently sent out a dictate that camp nicknames (like "Flamingo"
>> "Pooh Bear") are no longer permitted at Scout camps.
>i just got home from our camp and the Program director is still called
>"Boober" and the staff all are using their nicknames such as "Boardy,
>Pugsly, Muffy" and so on.
>IMHO one of the worst things that came about in camps is the PC
>we can no longer call the scouts that set up and clean up at meals
>"gophers" they are now called "waiters". what's the difference?
There is a line in the sand. On one side of the line is hostility and
demeaning under tones, on the other side is brotherhood and unity.
Unfortunately, with every wave you have to draw a new line. The SM should
be able to teach their scouts which side of the line to stand on, and
watch out for the next wave.
We have nicknames, totems, Patrol names, taste counts. There is the
"Pedro Patrol" and the "Tales of the Red Man", both of which I've heard
somebody complain about. In short it's the intention that is beening
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