Questionable Money Handling
Marie E. Lackore (mlackore@VBE.COM)
Tue, 20 May 1997 00:08:34 -0500
I need some advice.
I had a situation with an event this last weekend, and I am not sure how =
to deal with it.
I had a couple of Scouts working in the Trading Post with several other =
adults (not their parents).
It turns out that one of these Scouts told another Scout after the =
Trading Post closed on Friday evening that he had pocketed $50.00. This =
other Scout did not see it, but has no doubt that it is true. Several =
other adults have mentioned that this Scout has been involved with some =
questionable activity before.
If I call his mother and ask her nicely to check his wallet to see if he =
seems to have an excessive amount of money, she will deny and defend =
him. He is an only child and can do no wrong. I know this for a fact =
as I had a situation with him at the same event last year, when he =
served on the Ranger Staff. This situation involved just not working, =
rather than anything with money. However, when my Ranger Chair =
complained and asked if I would speak to the parents of the guilty =
scouts, she was the only one who defended her son up one side and down =
the other. I was there; her son was clearly in the wrong.
What to do? Please give me some insightful input!
Marie E. Lackore
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City