Re: discipline problems
Tim Goncharoff (tgonchar@CATS.UCSC.EDU)
Mon, 8 Jul 1996 11:30:29 -0700
I tend to favor education over punishment. Parents are likely to resent
being punished. I think your idea is great if the parents will go
along. Beyond that, I might give the scouts involved a personal
challenge related to their mistakes. making a mess or vandalism, for
example, might be addressed by having them spend a certain amount of
time cleaning up graffiti or doing other maintenance chores. I've
addressed roughness or cruelty to younger scouts by giving boys personal
responsibility for working with the younger boys. There are lots of
variations that provide consequences for their actions and teach a
lesson at the same time. And, yes, I know it's easy to give advice.
Good luck! On Sat, 6 Jul 1996, Bob Walker wrote:
> I had some problems with my senior scouts at summer camp. When I got back
> and spoke with the committee chairman, she told me not to worry about it.
> Boys will be boys. Not this type of behavior.
> I would like to punish the parents along with the scouts. I want to hold a
> parent meeting of those scouts involved along with the boys and solve the
> problem. I would like to have the parents attend the next 2 campouts that
> the scouts will attend and have them write themselves a behavior contract
> that I will sign along with the parent and the scout.
> Does anyone else have another idea that might work with older scouts
> without loosing them. Just so you know the behavior was bad enough for two
> conferences with the program director and one with the Assistant Camp
> Bob Walker, SM
> South Florida Council
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