Mon, 15 Sep 1997 16:25:15 -0500
We have used a modification to our ceremony. Out parents of new Bobcats
are told ahead of time of the tradition. When called up to the stage
the parents are given the badge to present. They are told to place the
pin Upside-down. IF the parent states "I don't want to place the PIN
upside-down", we take this as our cue to turn the Cub upside down. The
boy is held firmly by two strong and healthy adult scouters familiar and
"experienced" with the ceremony. The entire pinning is done quickly. We
have never had a problem with either dropping or injuring a boy or his
pride. HOWEVER, if our Scout Executive sends down a directive to cease
the practice, we will do so. The "teaching part" is to remind the boy to
"Do a Good Turn" before he can wear his award right side up.
YIS and having a great time at it.
COR P48 (& bunches of other titles, too)
New Orleans Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City