Blayden Thompson (BLAYDEN@WORDPERFECT.COM)
Tue, 25 Jul 1995 12:57:04 -0600
Four of us in my team at Novell just returned from Summer Camp with our
troop. Each of us experienced discipline problems with a boy or two.
My aunt just called me from Idaho and asked how to handle discipline
problems in their troop, because she felt that the Scoutmaster was way
out of line.
I would like to begin a discussion about discipline and find out what each
of you do to handle boys who need it.
1. What do you do with a boy who won't do his share of the camp
chores. We had a duty roster and one boy just wouldn't do the cleanup.
2. How do you handle bullies.
3. Who should be the policeman. The adults or the boys themselves.
4. What action would warrant sending a boy home from camp.
5. What punishments work.
Most of the time, I never have to worry about this because the boys are
so involved in the experience that they don't have enough time to get in
trouble. However, I have had challenging boys who seems to look for
the chance to disrupt and even act inappropriately. Your comments
would help us all.
Blayden M. Thompson
Scoutmaster, Troop 24
Pleasant Grove, Utah
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