Re: Problem Scouts
Fri, 10 Jul 1998 05:05:55 -0700
---Cheryl Singhal <csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG> wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Jul 1998, Rob wrote:
> > be sent home for behavior problems. This oughtta get the parents'
> > attention, since I won't drive them home, nor will I have any of my
> > assistants do it - it'll be the parents' responsibility to come
and get 'em.
> First things first: I agree with it.
> A question does raise its ugly head however: how do you FORCE
> hours away to do something? And if the parent simply does not appear,
> what do you do with the kid?
Good question. We also have the same type policy in effect in our
troop. The parents and scouts are required to sign the discipline
policy form, and are given a copy for their records. We also have a
yearly permission slip/emergency consent form that the parents sign,
and they have to specify an "Alternate Emeregency Contact" so the
troop has someone to contact in case their son gets hurt, and we can't
reach the parents. On the discipline policy, it is stated that if the
parent is not available, or decides not to come, the person they
specified on the emergency consent form will be called for the same
reasons, to come get the scout if he misbehaves. (Tell me that won't
make the parents look up, especially if that person was just a
neighbor, or close family friend)
ASM, Webmaster, Troop 923, Hopewell, VA
Eagle Scout, c/o 1997, Robert E. Lee Council
Brotherhood Member, Nawakwa Lodge 3
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