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  • Physical Abuse

    I joined the Scouts after some peer pressure saying it was something fun to do in the evenings. I wasn’t, and am still not, a particularly sociable person but I gave in to the peer pressure and attended. I never really liked going. Regularly I would be shouted at or treated like rubbish by the so called leaders. They used to enjoy getting us to play a game which involved throwing tennis balls at each other to see how hard we could hit each other – not great in itself but worse when some of the leaders would join in throwing tennis balls at us. The losers of the game would have to line up, bend over and have more tennis balls thrown at our bums. Looking back at these evenings fills me with anger and disappointment.