Re: hazing problems
Charlie Folks (c.folks@JENNINGS.NET)
Thu, 11 Sep 1997 16:41:48 -0500
I'm afraid I must disagree to some point with the other responses to this
message. I know that hazing is illegal according to national policy, but
you're not going to get scouts to stop. First of all, as younger scouts we
had the same done to us, so we take it upon ourselves to 'continue the
tradition'. Secondly, as long as it is done only jokingly, and the
perpetrators stop when asked by the younger scout (if they ask...) I see no
problem with it.
I'm not saying that I believe in hazing (I can see myself getting alot of
e-mail about what I've said), meerly that it's just an 'unnofficial' part
of scouting that can be controled (somewhat) and as long as there are some
rules set out beforehand by the adults (if the scouts says stop, you stop;
dont do anything that could be physically harmful; etc...)
This is the way my troop operates in regard to 'prank night' at scout camp,
and we've had only one problem that was more with parents complaining then
well, that's just my oppinion....dont get _too_ upset...
Sophomore, Jennings High School
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