Disruptive Den Demolishers
Douglas J. Coffman (LEFTY@MTUS5.BITNET)
Tue, 10 Apr 1990 10:24:50 EST
Wow!!! Welcome to Den Leadership ?!?! My mom had a similar problem
back when I was but a wee little Cub and did a lot of fretting and
asked a lot of people for advise. It sounds like you have done this
already and are continuing to do so, GOOD! As far as personal injury to
another Scout goes, yes it is a VERY serious matter. I can see the
view of the father who wants this boy out and out NOW. Yet from the
view of the family you gave, I think these boys are the type that
Scouting can best help (If they take the initiative to be helped...).
Hopefully, you and the other Pack leadership can convince the angry
dad to wait a while and see if things improve.
I like the idea of the probation period for the boys, yet if you take
the fun of activities out, then what is there to keep them in Cubbing?
Remember "SCOUTING" without the "OUTING" is just boring "SC".
As long as the problems can be solved (it's going to be a battle!) then
I would keep them in the Den. Maybe even a little good 'ole peer pressure
will do the trick.
I hate to give advice in these matters, because I don't have the
entire picture in front of me...but I hope to give you the support and
strength you need to continue leading these boys into the lives of good
citizens that Scouting promises to offer.
Hopefully this question will bring out new and different ideas from
people that will help us all, I think this senario is a little familiar to
all of us, am I right ? :) <==Smiley Face Sideways
Douglas J. "Lefty" Coffman
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City