Bob Losee (rlosee@CCMAIL.UNL.EDU)
Wed, 17 Sep 1997 10:51:23 -0600
The Bobcat Rank is a Cub Scout Rank and the ceremony where the boy
receives the badge is a Cub Scout Ceremony. Regardless of the
physical attributes of the people "turning the boy upside down", if National BSA
says that this "SHOULD NOT BE DONE" - then this act should not be done.
Should we just pick and choose which rules we wish to follow from the Guide to
A year or two ago during a similiar agruement (this is one of those seasonal
things, like it's time to make grape pie) people here were making statements
about National Policy. I thought I exhaustively researched this in scouting
materials. Finding none I even asked our DE. No such proscription could be
found. So could you please cite the manual and page so I could be informed?
In answer to your question, no I don't believe we should just pick and choose
which rules to follow (consequently I'm known as By the Book Bob). Nor do I
believe we should state something is policy to support our beliefs when in fact
it is not.
YiS, Bob Losee, SM T25, ACM P25
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