Re: Physically/Sexually Abused Scouts
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sat, 19 Apr 1997 21:44:02 -0400
I think your advice on having him form his own troop is apt. Have him
talk with your DE. You know what the limits are of you and your troop's
staff: you exceeded them last time. You'd like to "help other people at
all times," but you know you'll help no one if your troop folds because
of a repeat of last time.
It would be easier to recruit adults to help the new troop on their
outings, etc. until they can recruit their own, than it would to
integrate this many scouts with special needs into your own troop. Your
DE and District Commissioner may have some suggestions.
My own district has scout troops at the juvenile detention center (no,
they don't camp :-) ), as well as a troop at the state training
center. I don't know where they get their adult leaders, but suspect
that the professionals that meet with these people daily are augmented by
some other scouters.
Paul H. Brown, KD4UPD
I used to be an Antelope, WB 82-66
Pack Committee Chairman, Unit Commissioner, Roundtable Commissioner
George Washington District, National Capital Area Council, BSA
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