Re: Scoutmaster conference
(no name) ((no email))
Sat, 14 Sep 1996 23:15:57 EDT
> The problem is lack of
>attention in meetings to the point of rudeness. Last evening's meeting
>brings up an example. We are preparing to do a JLT campout this weekend.
>In the middle of the review by the SPL of our trip, the boy simply got
>up, gave the SPL a disgusted look, and wandered out of the room. No one
>had said anything to him.
Ah, here is the problem; noone has spoken with this boy to explain
that his actions are inappropriate and wholly lacking in Scout Spirit.
This boy needs some "stump time." Sit down on a pair of tree stumps or
a bench (keeping in sight of other adults for YP) and have a chat.
> I know of one way I could handle it,
>personally, in a scoutmaster conference, since I think this is lacking in
>scout spirit. However, a move that drastic would only further antagonize
>his mom, as well.
A Scoutmaster's conference need not be drastic. If mom has a problem,
that's her problem. Be diplomatic with her but firm about what is and
is not acceptable scout behavior.
ASM, Troop 128, Rhinebeck, NY
Currently an Eagle, WB NEII-83
Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S. of A.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City