Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Rough Scout
Re: Rough Scout
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 07:51:04 -0600
Ginny, the way we handle it in our Troop is like baseball, three
strikes and you're out!
Weekend 1: An incident occurs, PL handles it.
Trouble continues, SPL handles it.
Trouble still continues, problem reported to ASM or SM. Kid's
parents are called and they come to pick him up, no
matter where/when we are camping.
Weekend 2: Parents now required to attend all meetings and campouts with
Trouble occurs, see above steps. If Scout is still sent home,
Weekend 3: Problem is sent to Troop Committee. If it so votes, the
sent a letter explaining why they are being suspended
and when/if they are eligible to return. 'Nuff said.
As leaders, we must NEVER allow the behavior of one Scout to drive away
droves of other Scouts and leaders and, potentially, ruin a unit. Better to
lose one kid than dozens!
Hope this helps and good luck!
CM - Pack 855, Mesquite, TX
SM - Troop 67, Mesquite, TX
At 07:15 PM 2/14/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Boy has been in Scouts since Cubs. He is constantly causing trouble or
getting into trouble at most outings and some meetings. He has thrown boys
into the mud and ruined their clothes, he has broken a boy's glasses, twice,
he has locked a boy in the porta-john and either turned it over or tried to
turn it over with a boy inside, he has kicked Scouts in their privates and
other body parts, he has hurt a Scout with a rope and these are just a few
known cases. Many times his parent/parents have been present. This boy has
been put on probationary periods yet the same things still occur. How much
and how long should this be permitted to take place?
>His actions have a few parents concerned. He is about 11 or 12 and large
for his size and not sure if he knows his own strength. He seems to uses
his size to his advantage with the bullying. I have just become a leader in
the Troop along with my husband. I don't think anyone really knows how to
handle this situation but something needs to be done to get the message
across that this type of behavior is totally inappropriate. There are no
other boys behaving in this manner. We are hosting a future Scouting
district event in the next few weeks so there is no telling what he will
>We needs some wise words of wisdom..quick+ACE-
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