Re: behavior problem dad
John Burke (burkejoh@CONED.COM)
Thu, 27 Jun 1996 14:30:41 -0400
Don't know what is going on but this e-mail turned up on scouts-l today
5/27/96. Also e-mail on religious knots. Both where dated late May.
This one was May 23. They had already been posted to the list. You
might check with your service to see if there is a problem.
>When an adult directs physical assaults on other children, that adult is
>engaging in child abuse and this needs to be referred to your Scout
>Executive pronto. We in Scouting do not and cannot condone an adult
>directing a child to hit or punch another Scout. This is a Youth
>Protection Policy issue that should be addressed now. Let your
>Cubmaster, Committee Chair and Chartered Organization Representative know
>the circumstances and what you are going to do, if you wish, but this
>needs to be reported. Your Scout Executive can evaluate with the
>Council's legal counsel and local authorities the proper course of action.
>If you do nothing and this continues, you can be named in a lawsuit for
>being negligent in your duties by allowing this to continue, if a parent
>decides to sue. In the meantime, I would simply tell this adult that you
>will not allow them to participate with your den. The sad thing is that
>the son of this adult will ultimately be the victim because his parent
>cannot behave in a responsible manner.
>Speaking Only for Myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
>a/k/a Professor Beaver (WB), ASTA #2566, OA Vigil Honor '71, Eagle
>Scout '67, Serving as Deputy District Commissioner for Training,
>G.W.Dist., Nat. Capital Area Council, BSA - email@example.com
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