Re: Cease Fire!
Joseph Alessi (JosephAlessi@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Thu, 19 Jun 1997 08:30:47 -0400
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Kim Moye wrote:
>> So, to the group, what would you do, if anything. And, did I overreac=
the situation by kicking the boy out? Just interested in what others wou=
do...I would still kick the boy out of the range, but curious to response=
No, you did not overreact. In fact, if anything, you under reacted when =
you let the boy back on the range that day.
Boys, and particularly cubs, don't really understand the need for
safety rules since they think that they are invulnerable and nothing bad
can happen to them. Therefore, you have to take every opportunity to
stress how important the safety rules are, and to act quickly but
fairly when they are broken.
As Jim mentioned, the range master needs to follow up the "cease fire"
command with commands to clear the range and ensure the safety of everyon=
IMHO, the cub should not have been allowed back that day. If it were
my range, I would require that he redo the "safety" orientation before
I gave him another chance (and he would get only one more chance).
If I found out that another scout had "dared" him to violate the rules,
I would have that scout go through the orientation again also.
Joseph A. Alessi in Ozwin 2.12.2
District Advancement Chair
ASM Troop 313 and Scoutmaster, Jamboree Troop 530
I used to be an Owl
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