Pierre A. Berube (pb159@WWA.COM)
Thu, 27 Jul 1995 07:51:30 -0500
A Big Stick? eh? Well down here taking away awards that you give a boy is
a way of getting in trouble there is a fine line of Hahassment there.
It is sounds like your leaders are not trained on keeping the cub scouts
busy. If there are busy and haveing fun they would not get bored and get
Used to be a Fox and a Bobwhite
Also a Proud Father of a Eagle Scout
On Wed, 26 Jul 1995, Kevin Cunningham wrote:
> I am a cub leader with a relatively small pack & have inherited an effective
> "big stick" for enforcing camp discipline. (Sounds tough.. eh?)
> Each cub is given a string of six beads. Each leader and parent helper
> receives a string of six beads. Cub beads & leader beads are of a different
> When a cub breaks one of the camp rules, one of his beads is confiscated and
> added to the leader's string. If a cub runs out of beads, his parents are
> called & he is removed from camp.
> If a cub does something (unasked) worthy of note, a leader will give him a
> "leader" bead.
> At the end of camp, awards (badges, pens etc) are given out. Priority of
> choice goes to the cubs with the most beads.
> We have never had a cub lose more than 4 beads. Some of the older boys will
> cry when they have a bead taken from them.
> The process is simple, easily communicated and understood. I'm not sure how
> well this would work with scouts but it may help.
> Akela - 7th Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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