Re: Introduction and Problem
Patrick LAM (plam@CS.MCGILL.CA)
Fri, 30 May 1997 13:45:03 -0400
On Thu, 29 May 1997, Phil Brown wrote:
> We, as a troop, have about 15 consistent Scouts. Any ways, lately I have
> been having alot of trouble controlling the group, and the ages of the
> group are from 11 to 16. I have been having troubles with talking while
> I and others are talking, just getting up and walking around, not doing
> what I ask, and just disrupting the whole group. I need ideas that I as
> an SPL, not an adult, will be able to use. How do you handle these types
> of disciplinary problems? Thank You for your ideas.
It's a tough problem.
Have you tried to talk to the disruptive scouts in private and asking
them if something's disturbing them? Tell them that you expect them to
listen to you, etc.
You should just stop talking when someone else starts. This works sort
of, because you will have to wait a lot for them to be quiet, but I think
it does something in the long run.
Ask your Patrol Leaders' Council if they have any other ideas. You might
have to resort ot things like asking people to leave the meeting if
nothing else works...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City