Re: Refusing Adult Membership
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 13 Oct 1997 20:21:52 -0400
Refusing adult membership has never come up in my troop, but it came
close. Without going into a whole lot of detail, there was a set of
parents affiliated with an earlier troop I was in, who caused no end of
trouble at a summer camp a couple of years ago. They ended up leaving in
a huff because they were mildl6y critizied and were asked to take
training (how's that for punishment?).
They went into a new troop, and a year or so later, ended up in a blowuyp
with the SM there, and left that troop, affiliating with a troop in a
When they left the second troop, I was worried that they'd try to join my
tropo, but I talked it over with my CC and COR, who asured me that we
would simply tell them we'd be happy to have their son, but didn't have a
place for them amongst the registered leadership.
I'm glad it didn't come to this, but I figured that having had a simlar
ldeparture from two troops, I wawsn't intersted in making it three for three.
Some people are inherently disruptive and semingly looking for trouble.
We don't need them in scouting--although of course, their kids usually
need scouting most of all.
YiS (and a good ole Beaver, too)
SM, Troop 113
GW District, NCAC
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