Haze \Haze\, v. t.
1. To harass by exacting unnecessary, disagreeable, or difficult work.
2. To harass or annoy by playing abusive or shameful tricks upon; to humiliate by practical jokes; — used esp. of college students; as, the sophomores hazed a freshman
A Scoutmaster will do no greater service to his troop than to drive out every vestige of hazing. This includes initiations, teasing, compelling Scouts to humiliate themselves in any way. There is quite simply no place in Scouting for anything of the kind.
A boy who joins a Scout troop has nothing to prove to anyone, he is immediately and unreservedly accepted, he is a Scout. If he behaves badly he is counselled, if he does not know what to do he is treated generously and kindly.
Scouting builds people up, rather than tearing them down.
See this post on Scouting’s Positive Rights of Passage
As Scouters, we never stoop to hazing, harshness and discouragement. How you experienced of rites of passage will inform your reaction; perhaps you received support and affirmation; perhaps you met with discouragement and harshness. Our instinctive reactions may be positive or negative. As Scouters we check our negative instincts and champion positive, affirming, encouraging rites of passage.