Re: do we expel him?
Ian Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Fri, 18 Nov 1994 18:24:09 +000
The question - do we expell him ?
The answer - yes - almost certainly.
Fireworks and paintballs guns are PROHIBITED by BSA - period. I know you
guys in US take a different attitude to firearms than us Brits , but if a
kid used a paintball gun with the intention of causing injury ( i.e. not
as part of a paintball game with mutual consent, safety gear etc.) I
would have turned him over to the police on an " assault with an
offensive weapon " charge. No ifs buts or maybes. Then pick up the bits
Bullying is unacceptable behaviour in any troop. It sounds to me as
though you would be well rid of this young man.
Forget his advancement. Forget Boards of Review. Fire him now.
I can accept a fair degree of disruptive behaviour , but what you describe
is illegal and poses a threat to safety of other kids. Assuming this kid
is normally intelligent he will know that what he is doing is wrong.
We are youth leaders not probation officers or psychiatrists. We do not
have to accept violent kids in the program.
Ian N Ford
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City