Re: Leaders Misbehaving
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Mon, 15 Sep 1997 23:46:22 -0500
> 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 to
> me if you wish.
The troop committee doesn't need proof in order to take action.
An adult can be removed at two levels. They can be removed from an
individual unit, or they can be removed from the Scouting program.
The Head of the Chartered Organization can remove any adult from their
unit for almost any reason. The adult might still be in Scouting, just
not in that unit.
The Scout Executive (or his designee) can remove a person from the
Scouting program altogether. There is usually some investigation
involved before that happens. The adult would lose his registration and
be prevented from registering in any capacity in Scouting nationwide.
An adult leader working with youth in a Scouting program is there for
some important reasons, one involves maintaining the safety of
youth (safe haven), and another is to act as a positive role model.
It sounds as if the adult in question is falling short on both counts.
I believe you should discuss this with your parents so they are aware of
what is going on in your troop. They need to know about this.
As SPL, I would suggest you discuss with your Scoutmaster your
feelings and observations regarding this ASM. Don't just mention it to
him, make an appointment to have a special meeting with him. Impress
upon him how serious your feelings are about this.
If you feel your Scoutmaster is unwilling to deal with the situation, then
you should communicate that to your parents. Together, you should
contact your unit commissioner. The next step would be District
Hopefully you will find some resolution. Good luck to you.
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33; DeKalb, Illinois
Three Fires Council BSA
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