Monica Dennis (rif00275@RIDE.RI.NET)
Mon, 22 Jun 1998 08:45:11 -0400
I recently learned of something that may become a rule at summer Cub day
camp this summer at my son's day camp and I wanted to get the opinion of my
Scouter colleagues on-line.
This is the situation:
My ACM went to day camp training as she will be a DL at Cub Day Camp and
was having a nice time when the person who was running the training stated
that they were thinking of adding a new rule to the one's that already
exist. No adult would be allowed to touch a cub for *any* reason and the
trainer said that this would *even* include putting a hand on the boys
shoulder to say "Hey, Great job on that craft"
There are so many reasons that I have a problem with this possibly occuring
that I don't think that I will list them all, but I will tell you one
problem that I have. I believe that kids on a daily basis *need* positive
affection in the form of touch and if we take that away from them we are
telling them that there is no such thing as ok touching and I truly cannot
I guess my question must be what do the rest of you think of this?
Thanks for listening.
Yours in Scouting
CM Pack 13 Bristol
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