Re: Upside down Bobcat
Sarah Jones (sacubs@DOVE.NET.AU)
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 20:46:56 +0930
>>The reason I was writing was we were considering pinning on Bobcat
>>Badges upside down until the Cub Helped Someone (translated:a good
Sorry this is late..but 4 assigments over the last week, last one handed up
yesterday means I am only getting to my mail today
Here in Australia, at least where I live, we often put the woggle on upside
down (we dont have such a award system as you guys do in the USA) when we
invest them as a Cub Scout. I do it to all and explain that as they have
just promised to 'Help other people' as apart of their promise. They have a
week to do this good turn for someone and then when they come back to cubs
next week and tell me about it, I turn it up the right way...the woggle
that is, not the cub.
It means they have to really think about what they have just promised to do
and to see often how easy it is to help others...it doesnt have to be a big
thing,. I will even accept a Cub comforting a fellow student in the school
yard as a good turn, as they have gone to make sure that person is alright.
Here hazing is also called teasing and this is a big no, as stated by the
Cubs when we sat down and wrote the list of cub standards/rules back in
Febuary for our scouting year....
CSL Angle Vale
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City