Re: Campout ended on bad note
Scott Drown (scottdd@HALCYON.COM)
Tue, 19 Sep 1995 11:24:56 -0800
I know what I would do - but of course I am not there and don't know the
woman or her history. Of course, I probably would have stepped in that
night, being an immediate kinda guy. But at any rate.
I would sit down and have a chat with her pointing out that she just
superceded the idea of having the leadership handle the problem, that her
language, though probably an accurate reflection of her feelings, was
probably not the way she wanted to communicate as an example and the effect
that her outburst had on the her son's standing with the other boys.
If I could work it in I would also had some language about letting him
stand on his own two feet.
In the past when our troop has had a problem with one Scout I spoke with
the SPL and ASPL and have gotten a group together and actually talked
their feelings out - if the Scout and his parents are willing. Some real
eye openers usually occur for both the Scout and the parent who should also
be there. This takes careful groundrules prior to starting and
facilitation so that it does not become a "roast" but remains a method of
communication for improvement.
At the end a resolution needs to be made by all parties as to how they will
handle themselves in the future and a follow up procedure. Has worked
fairly well in the past.
Not one shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
ASM Troop 39, Maltby
Mt. Baker Council, Everett Wa.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City