Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Rough Scout
Re: Rough Scout
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 08:34:32 -0500
The Gillams <howlers@INTELIPORT.COM> 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?
Stop this immediately by removing the boy from the program. Scouting is
supposed to be a safe haven.
It sounds like you have given this boy much more leeway than his
If his parent(s) would like to meet with the troop leadership, commit to
coming to all Scouting activities with their boy and keep him in
control, then fine, let him come back. If they cannot keep him in
control when they are present, then remove him from the program.
Tim Hewitt, Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 350, Old Orchard Beach, Maine