Re: Scout Smoking
Joseph Gareri (jpgareri@ACS.BU.EDU)
Wed, 28 Sep 1994 11:15:38 -0400
from Bob Sargeant
> Whenever a scout is not following the rules, we need to turn the matter
> over to the boys to solve. Have your PLC meet and discuss the matter to
> include the punishment if one is needed. Your will find that the PLC is
> usually better in handling the situation than are the adult leaders or the
> troop committee. Their sanctions are often more meaningful. More
> importantly, the boys have all gained an important lesson in dealing with
> those who break rules and in being fair. Ours should be a boy run troop.
IMHO, this is the best "solution" I have read. The scouts will probably
be tougher than we ever could (and get away with it). They will buy into
the policy because it is "their" policy not another dictate from an adult.
I would also like to spend some time counseling the scout who perhaps has
an addiction. In a recent conversation I had with a scout, in the car
returning from a campout, he said he was concerned for XXXX scout because
he felt the scout could not quit, and he was asking for advise at how to
approach this fellow scout to give him the support/resources he needs.
Let's remember to take advantage of educational opportunities.
ASM Troop 100 -- Westborough, MA
...and a good ole Owl too.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City