Re: Scoutmaster conference
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 13 Sep 1996 12:22:17 -0400
I assume from your post that you don't have a rational father to talk
with about his son's behaviour?
This is one consequence of separating the scouts into age groupings:
scouts can feel like "the new kid" for quite a while before their friends
in the former age grouping catch up with them. It isn't unique to the
transition from the New Scout patrol into the regular troop.
I'd have a chat with him and ask him what he liked about his experiences
in the 11-year-old scout program. And, what he disliked. What he
expects out of the main troop. Etc. Let him know where he fits in.
Explain that the SPL position isn't one with the authority of an
autocrat. Explain participative leadership (to the whole troop, if
Since staying home isn't an option, you might teach him that scouting's
not so bad.
Paul H. Brown, WB 82-66
Roundtable Commissioner, George Washington District, NCAC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City