Let's Stay Home! (was Re: Inappropriate songs?)
Bruce Harper (bharper@VT.EDU)
Thu, 25 Jun 1998 15:51:15 -0400
On 6/25/1998, CHUCK BRAMLET wrote . . .
.. . . in response to:
>>Although there are many good songs here, there are also very many
>>that are inappropriate. I'm sure most of you would agree and
>>recognize which ones
>IMHO, this goes a _bit_ too far. "Horse-pucky", if you will.
>Kids come to Scouting to have fun; they go to camp to have fun. We
>hope that they are learning something in the process. If we keep up
>with these _stupid_ rules, they will stop having fun - then stop
>Scouting. When that happens, _WE_ will be out of jobs.
Did these folks talk to the "No Touching" folks? Let's see, we have
in the past couple of weeks had discussions about "no chairs at camp,"
"no touching of children by adults," and now the "don't sing songs that
someone labels 'inappropriate'." Did someone put the loons in charge
and forget to tell me?
Chuck is right on the money -- "Kids come to Scouting to have fun."
If the prudes/Politically Correct/"That's inappropriate" crowd have
their way, then the kids might as well stay at home in the air conditioning
and watch Nickelodeon (any comments on how "appropriate" some of their
cartoons might be?), leaving lots of adults an extra "hour a week" to
read the paper, cut the lawn, or pull weeds.
Sheesh. "Get a life" comes to mind here.
Bruce in Blacksburg
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 56, Blacksburg, Virginia
New River District -- Blue Ridge Mountains Council
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