Re: Sticky Fingers
Ronald Dean (redean@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Tue, 23 Jul 1996 22:24:56 +0000
At 05:40 PM 7/23/96 +0000, you wrote:
> > I have a problem with one of my Bear Scouts that I thought maybe someone
> > could help me with. Last year in my Wolf Den I had one boy that would steal
> > things out of my house everytime that we had a meeting. I caught him
> > stealing my son's wallet and different toys that we had around.I had a talk
> > with him about it and he seamed really sorry and said that he would never
> > do it again,but now when we go in the back yard to play games he will sneak
> > back into the house and go through my things, I told him not to go back in
> > without us and he said that he was just looking something that he
> > misplaced. Please don't say to tell his parents because they will just
> > spank him and he has enough behavior problems as it is. YIS Annie
>I had a similar problem with a Bear. I assigned a "scout partner" to each
>boy at the meeting. Wherever "Bob" went, his partner went also. I did
>this to each of the boys, so the "problem child" did not feel picked on.
>They are less likely to take something if another scout is with them.
>Hope this helps.
>Colonel Ron Goble
>Webelos Leader Pack 65
Maybe meet somewhere in a different environment. We meet at the church who
sponsors us. Also it sounds like he has some free time. Keep him busy. I
always have a backup plan for our meetings that is opposite of the planned
meeting, i.e. for a sit down craft type meeting , I would have a backup that
involved physical activity. Have on hand bean bags,there are lots of bean
bag games. Seems if we plan an active meeting the group arrives tired, etc.
You can use the backup plan to fill in any free time.
We use a team approach. I usually open and close then fill in where needed.
My wife and another Mom, we are all DL's, lead the activity time usually
dividing the group into 2 or 3 smaller ones. If a parent decides to stick
around, put them to work and make them feel like part of the group. They
are, they just don't know it.
Be flexible, keep them busy, and be prepared!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City