Beth Allerton (BETHPET@NERVM.NERDC.UFL.EDU)
Fri, 1 Apr 1994 13:25:53 EST
On Thu, 31 Mar 1994 16:09:44 +0500 Susan Ganther said:
>A young ASM is a braggart and a bit of a bully with an attitude that the
Since when is bragging and bullying part of Scouting?
>rules are an excuse to run power trips on people, but shows zero respect
>for the rules when it comes to his own behavior. He is trying to gain
.... And not one thing has been done about this?
>popularity with the popular kids by bullying the unpopular kids and has
>been the reason why several of them quit the program.
.... And you put this bully's feelings or whatever over those kids?
>Lately he has been harrassing a female committee member who is not
WHOA NELLIE! And y'all haven't DONE anything??
>particularly liked by the older boys because they are not used to having
nor have you helped ease the situation here, either.
>women active in the troop. That same female committee member is popular
>with the younger half of the troop for the most part because of the things
>she has done for the troop.
I'm hearing here that the younger ones judge her on her abilities and the
older ones judge her on her gender. (Bet she's not a looker, is she?)
>Do you think the ASM deserved their respect either behavior wise or
I think the ASM needs to straighten up FAST, apologizing to all, or get
booted out. If I was a parent of a bullied child, by boy or adult leader
I would go as far as necessary to see that behavior stopped. And if the
SM SUPPORTS THIS BEHAVIOR WITH HIS NONFEASANCE OF DUTY, HE IS JUST AS BAD
as the bully himself.
>What would you have done as an adult?
Too many things leap to mind. Ignoring the gut-reaction rude ones, I
would get rid of him. He is dangerous to have around as a role model
and may even cause the troop to be involved in legal hassles.
Warning: I have been deleting FAST and FURIOUS all morning due to disk
problems, so may have missed other's similar comments. If there haven't
been any: Shame on you!
Boys do grow like weeds, but can bloom like roses, unless all they see
around them are grown up weeds. This one needs pulling.
Ha!, enough fertilizer. don't flame me, I'm prob. outta funds. -Beth A.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City