Re: OA elections
Mark Dryer (DryerMS@CLF.NAVY.MIL)
Tue, 18 Aug 1998 13:01:33 -0400
Bruce E. Cobern wrote:
> There is no such thing as a tapout (actually, there probably never was).
Excuse me, but yes there was. I was tapped out in 1964.
All the potential candidates stood in a circle, facing a fire in the
center. Two (large) Arrowmen, costumed as Native Americans danced in a
circle behind us. All of a sudden they would stop behind an electee and
simultaneously one would slap you on the shoulder: SMACK, SMACK, SMACK,
and the other one would slap you on the other shoulder: SMACK, SMACK
SMACK; then they would both grab you by the arms and push/carry/drag you
into the center of the circle before the Chief of the Fire. After all
the candidates where tapped out we were taken aside and told when and
where to report for the Ordeal.
ASM, Troop 1
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