Re: Scout, drink,drugs,women
blaine a. jackson (blainej@JUNO.COM)
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 09:28:30 EDT
On Tue, 29 Apr 1997 07:54:09 -0500 LINDA K CLOSSEN <ZXRA59A@PRODIGY.COM>
>I value your comments, so I hope that you can help on this.
>All of the things he is bragging about are bad for him and we do not
>want in our Troop. He is setting a bad example for all of our Scouts.
> God only knows what he has done on our outings that I don't know
>about. Help me!!!!
I had a similar problem when I took over my troop. Remember that you
are not paid to put up with these problems (or any other for that
matter). You also have an obligation to the other boys in the troop to
prevent anyone (any scout) from destroying the program for them.
1. Document, document, document, every event that happens with
this boy in the troop. You must have your record of what has happened.
2. Do NOT involve any other scout in this process.
3. Schedule a conference with the boy and his parent(s). Have all
your document ready.
3. Present the boy and parent(s) with a written letter notifying
him that he is suspended from the troop immediately. Explain that he can
rejoin the troop only after he and his parent(s) attend a committee
meeting and his return is approved by the committee. (This is really
your decision, but it is very helpful to have the committee back you up.)
Explain also that it is their responsibility to contact the CC and
schedule their meeting with the committee.
4. In an extreme case, explain that if he comes to any troop
function, you will call the police to have him removed.
5. Notify and inform the CC and all committee members ahead of
time of the problem and the conference.
6. Be prepared for the meeting with the committee; have all of
your documentation ready.
7. Prepare a written list of conditions which must met if the
committee decides he may return to the troop. One of these should be an
agreement signed by the parent(s) that if a problem arises at at troop
function they will come and get him immediately, and if they do not, they
will be responsible for the expense of returning him home.
8. Make sure that he and his parent(s) understand that the rule
for him is now "One strike and you are out!".
Blaine Jackson, email@example.com
SM T-450, 1st SA Jambo T-1807
I used to be a Bodacious Bobwhite
I am a Razorback
I am raising Eagles
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