My Troop has a Major Problem
David F. Delman (Delman01@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 05:07:12 -0500
<<Wed, 10 Dec 1997 15:04:02 "James I. Martin, Jr." <tp523@INTRSTAR.NET>>
Congratulations, on having the courage to know something is
wrong with this situation and the courage to ask fellow Scout-Lrs.
Congratulations, for also knowing that "beating him up" =
is unscoutsmanlike as well as being unhuman.
As an older man and father it is sad to say that most adults
do not know how to manage or lead in these situations. They find =
these situations uncomfortable and are just as uncomfortable doing
something to rectify the situation. Consequently, they make a bad
situation SEEM normal by their acceptance.
For Your ADULTS To "DO NOTHING" by Allowing and Encouraging your =
friend scouts to "BEAT UP" on this boy is "UNACCEPTABLE ADULT" =
behavior. You would do better if these adults stayed home. =
Sorry to say that he is worse off and behaving worse because he
thinks adults are present.
1>Use YOUR listed first option immediately,
Don't quibble, SPL, ASPL, PL's at the beginning of the next
meeting announce as a group standing together.
He can't come and must leave immediately until the adults =
demonstrate how it will be improved to YOUR satisfaction =
as well as for this boy's "Well Being"
Don't quibble with the adults tell them he can't come.
This is the best any SPL should have to do and far beyond what =
any SPL should ever have to do.
2>Call your DE (District Executive) at your Council
Have him visit your adult leaders to start some training.
Your adults desperately need training on piles of things.
If your DE brushes you off because you are a boy call
your District Commissioner. Your DC is the head volunteer
for your district and usually is a long time scout.
YiS, IMHO, and may we each attempt to live the SO,SL,SS,SM
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Susquenango Council=
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City