Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 08:58:53 -0400
On Mon, 15 Sep 1997, Paul H. Brown wrote:
> > >>
> > >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
Paul, fret and worry is the better part of a Mom's Job Description! (See
pg 4, _How to Be A Mommy_) <G>
> 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
> down doesn't.
Seems to me the turning-upside-down is no better/no worse than that
stupid COPE deal where you're supposed to fall backward and TRUST the guy
behind you to catch you. At least with the cub ceremony, it's an adult
you get to trust.
Before someone asks -- no, the pack associated with our Troop doesn't do
it; quit before my son was a Weeb. I didn't see anything wrong with it
when they turned him upside down, and I still don't, but if it's against
the rules, it's against the rules.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City