Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Rough Scout
Re: Rough Scout
Mon, 15 Feb 1999 17:54:26 EST
This sounds familiar. I have experienced many scouts with this type of
behavior. Many times they want attention. You might try giving him something
he is responsible for...put him in charge of something. Involve him in
activities, like flag raising ceremonies, etc. When he does good...give him a
compliment...pat him on the back and let him know that he did great. I used
to have a scout that was out of control. Come to find out he had massive
family problems and he needed to know that he was in a safe environment and he
was needed. The adults came up with a plan...gave him
responsibilities...didn't rag on him about a messy uniform or none...and
little by little this scout made the change himself.
There is also the standards of conduct you can implement for the whole troop.
I have a copy if you are interested... It brings consistency to the
troop...and the scouts and parents will know what to expect.
Troop 132, Harlingen, TX