scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: JLT Accident
Alan Houser (troop24@EMF.NET
Tue Apr 11 2000 - 12:55:03 CDT
Ginny Gillam <howlers@INTELIPORT.COM> wrote (in part):
>Recently my son's Troop attended an overnighter for JLT. During one of
>the games a boy was dropped on his back. The game involved a Scout
>dropping into the arms of fellow Scouts in hopes that they catch you.
>All seemed well until one of the very last Scouts fell as he was
>supposed to but for some reason he was not caught and hit the ground
>It was frightening for him, the adults present, and the Scouts who
>witnessed his fall. He hit hard and did not get up for a while since his
>back was sore. Fortunately there were two leaders present, who were
>first-responder trained. I assume this was in the JLT material but I see
>flaws with this particularly game.
I have always been fearful of this exercise for exactly this reason,
and I have left it out of the JLT workshops we've done. I feel that
there are other team building activities that are effective in
meeting our needs without the risk of this one.
Alan R. Houser ** email@example.com
** Scoutmaster, Troop 24, Berkeley, California **
** Committee Member, Crew 24, Berkeley, California **
** Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner, Herms District **
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