scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: JLT Accident
The Gillams (howlers@INTELIPORT.COM
Tue Apr 11 2000 - 07:37:19 CDT
Trust is one thing and common sense is another. In this sue-happy world
a little common sense and some CYA can go along way. I saw this accident
happen and it was not pretty. The dropped boy was down for a long time
stiff and sore for days. It was very frightening for all involved.
There are other ways to build trust, than falling off the back of a
pick-up truck into someone's arms. He was not the only boy dropped. Not
every boy fell in the correct position. When they locked their legs in
the sitting position it was very difficult for those catching to be 100+ACU-
successful. The boy dropped WAS in the correct position and he was
dropped. Also a leader was smacked in the face by an elbow.
Luckily the dropped boy was ok, but supposed he had been injured. And
then the Scouts explains it in a way to their parents that caused a lot
and doubt. You see it all the time where a child/children explains
the parents jump to the wrong conclusions.
I'm sorry if you think this is funny but I live in a town in NC where
the costliest court tried child molestation case took place for our
state so I believe there is room for apprehension.
I didn't like this game the minute I saw it and now I know why.
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From: +ADw-DeGhelder+AD4AOw- James +ADw-James+AF8-DeGhelder+AEA-bmc.com+AD4-
To: 'The Gillams' +ADw-howlers+AEA-INTELIPORT.COM+AD4AOw- +ADw-SCOUTS-L+AEA-LISTSERV.TCU.EDU+AD4-
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2000 5:59 PM
Subject: RE: JLT Accident
+AD4- Now don't this beat all? The game is a +ACI-trust+ACI- game where there is
+AD4- to protect you except your fellow Scouts/Scouters. You +ACI-trust+ACI- them
+AD4- catch you. It is part of a team building exercise and if you
+AD4- need for the trust the game becomes moot. The lesson here is be
+AD4- who you trust.
+AD4- no longer a scouter