Re: Who should go to Scout Camp? -Reply
Fredrich Cruse (fcruse@NEMONET.COM)
Wed, 6 Aug 1986 20:16:41 -0600
On 6 Aug 96 at 19:46, Cliff Keese wrote:
If you're going to tell him that continued misbehavior will result in his being
sent home, then you need to carry through with the action if he doesn't
straighten up and fly right. the only thing that you're doing by not sending
him is telling him that it's okay to act any way he wansts so long as he is
contrite when confronted by a leader. SEND HIM HOME. Don't let him ruin
everyone's time. Besides, having to sit next to his father the whole trip
him might by an eyeopening experience. It was for the boy we sent home
from camp. Although the distance wasn't that great, the father reported
that the conversation sure was interesting.
>>> Chris Schwartz <chris.schwartz@GSFC.NASA.GOV> 08/06/96
As a troop leader, I and an assistant scout master took
3 boys to high adventure camp at Goshen, VA. There were plenty
of good things, but one boy cussed me out, refused orders from
the crew chief and leaders and generally made a great week into
a barely tolerable week. I felt like I was a baby sitter.
I knew this boy had poor discipline and recognized that problems
could arise. Every time I threatened him with, "I will call your
Dad and he can come get you", he was good for a few hours.
It would have been better if he could have been prevented from
ruining the trip for everyone, but I couldn't think of a tactic
for doing this. Any ideas for next year?
Chris Schwart, CC Troop 1033 Beltsville, MD
Chris Schwartz (301) 286-7345
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Having taken a boy home because he refused to obey rules on a
weekend campout dealing with shotgun merit badge, you have to take
action. I am thankful that I did so, in view of this young man's
eventual conviction and sentence to prison.
Fredrich J. Cruse
Eagle - 1963; "We Give a Hoot" Owl, NC 342 -1978
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