Re: Troop money
Joseph Alessi (JosephAlessi@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Tue, 9 Dec 1997 11:32:28 -0500
Don White wrote:
>> A friend confided in
me that they have caught their Scoutmaster "borrowing" money from =
bank account. He said that the Troop committee is real hesitant to
remove Scoutmaster as they feel it will be almost impossible to =
IMHO, the scoutmaster should be removed.
The SM should be a role model for the youth in the troop. What
message will we send to the boys if it seems that we "condone"
theft (in my experience, it is impossible to keep something
like this from the boys - they will find out, and it will spread
through the troop like a wildfire)?
I'm not so sure that I would push for prosecution. This would
depend on the facts of the case. How much was taken? Has it
been returned? Was this a one time weakness or a long-standing
Also, I would make sure to discuss this with the council no
matter what. They do not need to be blindsided by a reporter
asking for comments about "That SM who stole from the scouts".
Joseph A. Alessi in Ozwin 2.14
District Advancement Chair, Lafayette District
ASM Troop 313
Advisor to the Treasurer, Unami Lodge
I used to be an Owl
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City