Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: What to do??
What to do??
Donald and Robert Shull
Tue, 20 Oct 1998 00:08:47 -0400
> We have two situations in our troop that we're looking for some additional
> On a camp-out this past weekend, we had 5 boys leave the campsite
> without an adult knowing about it. This was two separate incidents, one
> involving 2 boys and one involving 3 boys. The boys all know the rules
> about leaving without telling an adult, so that is not an excuse. Some
> additional input, is that one of the boys was our SPL and this is his
> second offense at leaving without permission (the first time was before he
> was SPL). We're looking for suggestions as to how to handle this.
> The second situation also involves our SPL. Since becoming the SPL a
> month ago (elections held every 6 months), he has become known as the
> "Troop Hitler". Several of the older boys have decided to take a 6 month
> 'leave of absence'. It has also been brought to the troop committees
> attention that he has physically threatened younger boys. At the camp-out
> this past weekend, he taunted a younger boy to hit him, so that he would
> have an excuse to 'deck him'. Again, we're looking for suggestions on
> what to do next. When he was elected SPL, he was asked to tighten the
> discipline, since the last SPL was rather loose on controlling the
> meetings. He has been talked to about his being a 'bully', but it appears
> to have had no effect on him. At times, he is a good Scout, but other
> times, well you can see what he's like.
> Anything sent to me or the list will be passed on to the committee. We
> would like to get some ideas soon, since Thursday is our troop meeting,
> and we would like to handle it now.
> Thanks in advance for all the responses I know that I'll get.
> Don Shull
> Dan Beard Council
> Cincinnati, OH