Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 06:48:59 -0400
> >And being held upside down is neither embarassing, demeaning, nor
> >unnecessarily risky.
> I disagree with you. It is embarrassing, demeaning and EXTREMELY RISKY.
I have yet to see a cub embarassed or demeaned by the practice. Getting
hugged by your mom in public is embarassing. As for the risks, without
statistical data, I suppose they're in the eye of the beholder. I get
flak (mostly from moms) for taking scouts camping in the winter (too
cold). In the summer (too hot). In the rain (too muddy). I recognize
that camping has a purpose in the program, and that being held upside
Paul H. Brown, KD4UPD
I used to be an Antelope, WB 82-66
Scout Roundtable Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner, Pack CC
George Washington District, National Capital Area Council, BSA
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