Re: do we expel him?
Mon, 21 Nov 1994 08:48:34 MST
The question - do we expell him ?
The answer - yes - but don't turn him away,
I had a Scout 14 yrs old who was caught with a gun at school. The parents
panicked, rightfully so, and I had no choice but to ask him to leave the Troop.
However, as a member of the community, I did not have to expel him from my
life. It has been 3 years since that incident, and this young man and I a very
good friends. He has worked through his problems (comes from very
disfunctional family), and is getting very good grades. When you open your
heart to kids, you take on a great responsibility. Never give up on a kid.
When they see you turn away, they will give up on themselves.
Bill Hunter SM T-99
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City