Re: Day Camp (are they nuts?)
Doug Roach (djroach@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Tue, 23 Jun 1998 08:47:51 -0400
Monica Dennis wrote:
> 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"
This is such a stunningly absurd proposition that I find it hard to
believe that a Scouter suggested it. Has this Day Camp Director ever
been involved with Cub Scouting at the unit level or is the person
responsible for this just an administrator type who would rather not
face the fact that they're CHILDREN. (...The horror...)
Not only would I not volunteer to help a group with such a ludicrous
rule, I would also not allow my child to attend that "camp". The obvious
lack of affection (not to mention the threat to safety) which is
indicated by this policy will not be lost on the boys.
I would suggest that the Director be encouraged to advertise this policy
extensively as a "selling point" for the Day Camp. Perhaps upon seeing
it actually written down, ("Send your Cub to Iso-Camp... NOBODY will
touch him all week!!... Make SURE your child can swim REALLY WELL!!")
this person will see the foolhardiness of the policy.
How can we save ourselves from the threat to our program, our society
and our species that such litigiously correct knuckle-walkers pose?
This question may become less rhetorical and more important in the next
few years. The recent thread about school discipline and it's weird
manifestations indicates that the forces of irresponsible lunacy are on
Now with a Cub Day Camp Director suggesting such drivel, it seems their
pace is picking up.
One last question. When this policy was suggested, didn't anybody laugh?
Keeping the good watch for such Fools in Florida, I remain,
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