Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Sun, 14 Sep 1997 15:06:15 -0400
At 10:37 PM 9/13/97 -0400, Paul H. Brown wrote:
>If a child's father can't turn him upside down without someone screaming
>"hazing," or "child abuse," heaven help those who teach swimming. Or
>take Venture Scouts on a COPE course. Or whitewater rafting/canoeing.
>Ever teach a child to ride a bicycle? Roller skate?
>Physical danger? You betcha! Embarrassing? Of course!
Frankly I'm a little surprised at you. This is not the kind of position I
would have expected of you. What about the Scout who is uncomfortable with
this, even if his father is the one holding him? Do you allow him not to do
it? If so, then how do you deal with the cruel reaction he will get from
the other Cubs?
All of those lead to the conclusion that whether it is "hazing" or not (I
believe it is) it is something that is unnecessary and need not and should
not be done.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City