PLCs solution to Poor Behavior at Summer Camp
Barry C Runnels (Barry_C_Runnels@MMACMAIL.JCCBI.GOV)
Fri, 15 Aug 1997 13:43:32 CDT
Boy do I relate to this story. We had trouble with four Scouts that were
all in the same group. I think the staff had enough of our Troop by then of
the week and these four boys deserved most of the blame.
By the way Greg, Camp Arrowhead is a wonderful camp, except their
air-condition was out.
Anyway, the rest of the Scouts in the Troop were asking the adults to kick
these guys out. They were embarrassed and had enough. These guys have a
history. We are very boy run driven so first we suggested the PLC try come
up with some ideas. We didn't know what to expect because our PLC is still
young (12 and 13 years olds).
They came up with a plan that the SPL, ASPLs and Patrol Leaders can assign
a Scout to write a 250 word report describing the incident and why it was
considered wrong. The Scout gets a warning first then if he continues, he
is assigned the report. He has to turn it into the PLC the next meeting and
is not allowed on any campouts or Troop activities until it is completed.
If the Scout refuses to do the report, he is turned over to the SM.
Wow, I was impressed, they thought of this themselves. The SM approved it
and the SPL announced it to the Troop last week. It will be interesting to
see how well it works.
A Boy Run Troop requires hard work and patience from the adults, but the
rewards are WONDERFUL. I love this Scouting Stuff.
(Make it Fun, Make it Safe, and Pray to God all the Time)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City