Steven G. Tyler (sgtyler@EROLS.COM)
Wed, 19 Nov 1997 15:28:48 -0500
David Garlitz wrote:
> I would like to know what forms of discipline you use on your troop/packs
> other than saying "STOP" or "Sit in the corner." My troop has done this and
> we are not getting any progress.
IMHO, yelling in an attempt to produce quiet is usually
counterproductive (sort of like hitting someone to teach them not to
hit!). In general, the sign goes up...and stays up until quiet (and
order) is restored. If there's a long delay in responding, the leader
in charge can note, "This is taking away from the [game, or whatever]
time." If there are particularly disruptive Scouts, a Scouter can wander
over nearby, and quietly intervene if necessary. Repeated disruptions
result in the disrupter being asked to stand on the side up front.
Final level: the SM has on occasion offered to "drop a quarter" and call
the disruptive Scout's parents to pick him up, with a SM conference
required before he rejoins the activities next meeting. Hasn't had to be
done yet -- usually the offer alone is sufficient.
Steve on Cattail Creek
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