National Patch Trading Policy
Dick Dean 592-1412 (HSSDEAN@OUACCVMB.BITNET)
Wed, 11 Apr 1990 09:35:30 EDT
To Joan and her Respondents,
I have been involved with an older (13 yr old) scout with similar
problems as you describe for the two cubs. We have taken all sorts of
actions to try to assist him in adapting his behavior to the other
scouts. The specific actions have been to take troop time to compose a
list of expected behaviors and infractions with appropriate penalities.
We have restricted his outing participation to those events where a
parent attends. One scout master has consented to serving as his parent
on such activities, the parents have yet to accompany him. I shall
share the list of behaviors and infractions if you want them. The
bottom line is that things have not improved over a one year period of
time. The other scouts dislike him, attendance is (in my opinion)
negatively affected. Parents are upset that we tolerate his acting out.
I fear for the safety of other on outings and have refused (as have two
other assistant scoutmasters) to be responsible for him. I fear that
someone is going to be seriously hurt. To date my son has been chased
around the camp by this individual with an open pocket knife and at
least two others have been kicked. Most have been pushed and shoved
repeatedly. Our efforts have been to maintain his presence and work
with him - he needs scouting. HOWEVER, our troop morale is suffering.
Last meeting we were visited by Weblos and during the course of the
evening, this person was noticeably disruptive and was repremandned 8 -
10 times by three scoutmasters. At some point you have cut bait for the
troop as a whole if you wish to remain in the Scouting Business.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City