Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Packed up and Went home
Packed up and Went home
Mon, 15 Feb 1999 12:38:16 -0600
I wanted to get you opinion on an incident that happen with our Troop this
past Friday night.
After we had setup camp, prepared and eaten supper several of the boys
noticed the red dot of a laser pointer.
I got the attention of all of the boys and proceeded to explain the dangers
of these devices. While I was talking the dot started dancing around the cam
site again! I then explained to the boys that part of my job as SM is to
provide a safe experience for all involved and that I would have to
confiscate the device until the end of the campout. I gave them 30 minutes
to produce it. The 30 minutes passed and nothing was turned in, So I packed
everyone up and returned to our Scout Hut. Each boy then called his parents
and requested a pickup.
My questions are:
I believe that I did the right thing. Do you concur?
Does anyone know what BSA policy is for Laser Pointers?