Re: Abused Scouts Outcome
Andrew Hagemann (hagemann@VISI.NET)
Wed, 23 Apr 1997 22:02:09 -0400
LINDA K CLOSSEN wrote:
> I tried with no avail to contact my DE as many suggested. Finally,
> Monday afternoon, we made contact. I gave him the problem and he
> said he'd check it out and let me know. That did not help me at all.
> So, I contacted my Unit Commissioner, Terry Peters. Let me sing the
> praises of my UC, not only in this situation but in his everyday
> duties as a Commissioner. <Snip....>
> As I anticipated, our UC was waiting for us at the meeting. He had
> brought along Tim FIinthoff, Scoutmaster of Troop 406, also in our
> area. Tim told me that he had already spoken to his committee and
> committee chairman and that they were ready and excited to have these
> boys come into their Troop. He said that they were prepared and
> trained to help these boys get a good experience from the Scouting
> program. Now, if only my DE had did a little checking, he would have
> found out that this was the Troop to go to in the first place. How
> hard was it? I found out after one phone call.
> Then they sad part. The boys didn't come to the meeting.
> Today, I will be contacting the home in hopes of reaching the worker
> who was interested in Scouting. Their new Troop is waiting and ready
> for them. I hope they are ready for the adventure of a life time. I
> know many members of Troop 406 and they are a great Troop with strong
> leaders who do some wonderful activities.
How nice and how sad all at once. I'm so happy you were able to find a
reasonable resolution. Too bad the paid help couldn't figure it out.
Thank goodness your Unit Commissioner knew his fellow Scouters well
enough to know where to turn.
Andrew Hagemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SA, Troop 6
Colonial Virginia Council
A "Charging" Buffalo, SR-158
Jamboree '97 Metal Work MB Booth Coordinator
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City