Re: co-ed oa
Joan Webster (ASPJMW@UOFT01.BITNET)
Mon, 9 Apr 1990 16:05:49 EDT
Hello....I'll send a longer introduction when I have more time....I have an
immediate situation in my cub pack that I would like advice about. I am
a Bear Den leader. We have a pack family with 2 boys who are "trouble" at
nearly every pack and den function. At our recent campout one hit another
boy with a baseball bat and the other turned a gas stove on (without lighting
it) and left the gas leak in the cabin. One of them slit a hole in someone
else's sleeping bag with a knife, the other took 3 flashlights out of other
peoples gear, and they both raided personal snacks from one cabin while the
adults around were checking results of a scavenger hunt game. In general,
both boys are inattentive and disruptive at meetings. Most of the pack
boys and their families can't stand them....won't drive them on field trips,
make jokes about them (Oh no here they come!!!), etc.
I have been working with the one in my den and he has shown some improvement,
using "good conduct candle" ect., but we really can not let our eyes off him
for a minute. He even ran off when we visited the POLICE STATION!!!
The parents have been indifferent at best, and disbelieving when reports of
misbehavior are given. It is basically a disfunctional family situation.
Dad and mom are divorced but living together off and on.
Do most packs/troops have a policy for dealing with troublemakers?
(we adopted one this year and are beginning to implement it)
What would be grounds for dismissal from the pack?
(The father of the webelo who was hit with the baseball bat wants them
dismissed immediately for endangering lives of fellow scouters)
We are meeting with the parents tomorrow to implement a "probation" period
for both boys. They will not be invited to any pack field trips/campouts/
special activities until next fall. They have left it up to me as DL to
decide about den activities.
What would you do???
NEW THIS YEAR and wanting to be fair.......Joan Webster
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City