Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Fire Bug(kinda long, but need help)
Re: Fire Bug(kinda long, but need help)
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 13:45:17 +0000
Henry Lucas wrote:
> The advise that is needed concerns the Troop Committee's action on whether to
> suspend or expel this scout from the troop and how far they should make this
> decision reach if he decides to go to another troop. They consider this
> young man to be dangerous to others as well as to himself. The other problem
> is that his mother is a member of the Troop Committee and is in denial that
> he is back to his fire bug mode.
I realize we are only hearing one side of this story, but this seems
like a no-brainer to me. If the committee thinks that this Scout is
"dangerous to others as well as to himself" they should act swiftly to
remove this danger from the troop. Suspension until such time that he
has had professional evaluation by a qualified psychiatrist or
psychologist may be in order (sounds as though this would be the same as
expulsion since the parents don't believe there is a problem). Immediate
expulsion may also be justified since he has disregarded disciplinary
action in the past. Either way, assuming that you have painted an
accurate picture of the situation, this danger must be removed from the
His continued disregard of the troop disciplinary action regarding his
possession of fire starting materials is justification enough for
suspension until such time that he and his parents agree that he will
accept the troop decision regarding his use of fire starting materials.
Further disregard of disciplinary action of a similar nature should
result in expulsion.
Hope this helps.
Len Christiansen mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
SA Troop 292, Mobile, AL ...I used to be an eagle (SR-101)!
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