What to do with a mean adult leader
Gene Taylor (Gene.Taylor@PSCMAIL.PS.NET)
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 13:40:00 -0500
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 1997 17:52:29 -0400
From: David Garlitz <GarGar205@AOL.COM>
Subject: Leaders Misbehaving
>>One of my leaders an 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 on my 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 " don't 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 would go
>>into a swearing rage of a few minutes. And theres been times when I
>>thought he was going to punch a scout.
>>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 tome if you wish.
David, you have already received some advice to which I add: Any
adult leader serves on the approval of the chartering organization
(the school, church, synagogue, parents organization, etc which
sponsors your troop). First, take it to your scoutmaster. If you are
unsatisfied with the response and/or action you receive from him, take
it to the committee again. Bring witnesses with you and remind the
committee of their responsibility to the troop. Each leader must be
held responsible for his/her actions be they good or bad. Finally, if
you are unsatisfied with the action of the committe, take it to the
chartering organization. They can and should remove any person who
does not represent the sponsoring institution or the ideals of Boy
Scouts of America.
There are some further steps which you can take, but start here.
Best of luck to you. No young man should feel intimidated by an adult
leader in Boy Scouts.
Scoutmaster, Troop 230
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City