Re: Leaders Misbehaving
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 06:33:37 -0400
> The Troop Commitie says the can't do anything because the have no proof he
> does those things. So how should I handle this?? You can respond directly to
> me if you wish.
What proof does the committee expect? Are you the only scout who sees
these things? Does the leader only act this way when other leaders are
not present? Have other scouts expressed a disinterest in working with
this adult leader? Is your SM concerned about this behavior?
It is frustrating to get "blown off" by adults, especially when you are
the leader of the scouts, and expressing concerns of the scouts. What
you have described is child abuse. Emotional abuse, but abuse
nonetheless. Your committee should be concerned. If they're not, then
find out the name of the professional scouter who serves your district.
The SM should know the name. If not, your scout council can find it for
you. Call him (or her). Explain what you've seen. Explain what you've
done in response.
And, remember the 11th point of the Law.
Paul H. Brown, KD4UPD
I used to be an Antelope, WB 82-66
Scout Roundtable Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner, Pack CC
George Washington District, National Capital Area Council, BSA
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