Re: Leaders Misbehaving
Donato, Bruce (BDONATO@LIFETECH.COM)
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 08:33:00 -0400
David, you are in a very tough situation, but not one that can not be
corrected. The first thing you need to do is get a supportive adult to
work with you who will support you to the end. It is a shame that youth
do not get the respect they deserve from adults all of the time.
(Little side note here: I have an agreement with my son to allways
tell me the truth when he is accused of something. Even when he was
guilty of the wrong doing he told me so. One time a councelor said he
did something that he said that he didn't. Since I believed him, I
challenge this councelor and further investigation revealed that my son
was correct and it helped strengthen our bond and worked out better with
the councelor too.)
To choose this adult, try this order; the scoutmaster, committee chair,
charter organization representative, charter organization head, the unit
commisioner, your parents, the district executive. (I put your parents
down lower because in the organization the other positions may carry
more weight.) If you don't know who these people are ask your
Once you have the adult as your partner to correct this situation
explain to him/her the same as you did to us and develop a plan of
action. I think that you will do fine considering you recognized the
problem and already are taking steps to correct it. I hope we hear from
you soon telling us your solution.
SM T-472 Rockville, Md. NCAC
my son calls me "pokey papa"
From: David Garlitz
To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L
Subject: Leaders Misbehaving
Date: Sunday, September 14, 1997 5:52PM
I am the S.P.L. for my Troop, Troop 299 in Lansing,Mi. One of my
Asstiant Scoutmaster whom shall remain nameless treats me and the other
scouts like crap. He makes fun of us calls us names and really picked
brother who left scouts when he turned 18 because he only made it to
Tenderfoot and he still makes fun of him today by saying things like "
be like that idiot Philip who only made it to Tenderfoot so get your
moving." and theres been time when the Troop was acting bad and he
into a swearing rage of a few minutes. And theres been times when I
he was going to punch a scout.
The Troop Commitie says the can't do anything because the have no proof
does those things. So how should I handle this?? You can respond
me if you wish.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City