Problems & Pack Policies
Robert Sheneman (rsheneman@PPPL.GOV)
Thu, 12 Feb 1998 13:55:33 -0500
Desperately seeking the list's vast wisdom and experience...
We're dealing with two "issues" in our pack at the moment. First, what
I'll call the "pushy parent syndrome" - A parent who seems to expect
special treatment for her and her son and tries to become the den
disciplinarian (to the point of intimidating other parents and boys).
Second, a den with several boys who can't seem to get along and don't seem
to respect the leaders (talking back, even fighting!) to the point where
other boys want to transfer so they can advance and accomplish something.
I've followed several other threads on the Cub behavior issue and
over-involved parents. I'm interested in ideas for dealing with these
issues (we've reviewed many suggestions, even sending the boys home and
suggesting a transfer). I'm also interested in examples of how packs have
put their policies re: Cub behavior, etc. "in writing" for parents, boys
and leaders to see. Specific examples from Pack Handbooks, parent
handouts, and web pages would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City