Re: your mail
Jerry and Joyce Johnson (jjj39@MAIL.IDT.NET)
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 18:20:21 -0800
Matt, and the Group;
I've always been uncomfortable with the concept of punishment in a
Scouting program. I think your Scoutmaster is taking the right action.
The best result is for the Scout (and the rest of the Troop) to learn
from his mistake. He should certainly be involved in the cleaning/repair
of the tent (there were some good suggestions on this list a couple of
weeks ago for how to get rid of the smell), but replacing the tent would
be my last resort.
Just a thought, but where were the rest of the patrol and the SPL in
this? A group drying and cleaning activity might have avoided the problem
altogether and been a great learning opportunity.
Cascade District Training Chair
Chief Seattle Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City