Re: Need Advice on 'Special' Scout
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 16 May 1997 07:12:17 -0400
I hope the Tylenol is just for personal use.
That being said, I wonder why you're putting up with this "scout." It
appears that nobody has explained to him (and, perhaps, his Mom) what the
vital difference is between Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. IMO it is that
cubs have adult leaders, while Boy Scouts have boy leaders. If he is not
willling to learn this difference, and deal with it, he's just not going
to "make it" as a scout.
An adult cooking/cleaning at a Webelos camp-out is OK (those who are
active in the Webelos program, correct me if I'm wrong, please). An
adult doing these things for scouts is an untrained adult. Scouts are to
do these things for themselves.
A solution to a disruptive scout is to remove him from the meeting. It
deprives him of his peer "audience" and gains him nothing. If he's too
busy to work on the MB with the rest of the scouts, let him fail to get
the MB. Some of us learn from the failures of others. Others from our
own failures. Sadly, some don't learn at all. Even more distressing is
the one who could've learned from his own failures, if he suffered the
consequences of those failures, but learned nothing because well-meaning
adults protected him from those consequences. Don't be that adult.
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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