Should i take the transfer?
Fred Rogers (fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM)
Wed, 30 Jun 1993 15:07:00 EDT
On Wed, 30 Jun 1993 13:22:51 EDT, David Gates <gates@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU> writes:
> My question is.... what would you do in my shoes? This is the first time
> I've had to deal with this. Should I let the kid in.. if so on
> probation or what?
My recommendation is to take the young man in. I assume that the
previous troop had more problems than what were described because that
one incident did not sound sufficient to ask a scout to leave a troop.
I would not announce the scout's problems and history to the members of
the new troop. (They'll figure it out soon enough if there is a real
problem.) I would sit down with the new scout and his parent(s) and
explain my expectations for members of my troop. Then I would give him
the opportunity to participate in the program. Many of the "problem
cases" which I have seen stem from scouts not having been told what is
expected of them or from a program which allowed too much idle time.
I've seen so many scouts who will work very hard when they are given a
task, but will get into six kinds of trouble in a minute when they are
left without expectations.
Fred Rogers (Scoutmast of Troop 30 in Baden-Powell Council)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City