Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Discipline
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 08:41:37 -0500
It is simply a matter of formalizing things; especially for the future of the
Troop (we are three years old). As Committee Chair I consulted with many of the
successful, and older Troops in my area. Interestingly enough, they all had
by-laws. I asked the Committee about their feelings on going down this road
together, and they were all for it. With the exception of this last section, we
have had few problems.
Theodore Argo III wrote:
> Just curious, in our Troop, the Scoutmaster is in charge of the "boy side"
> of things, not the Committee.
> Our Troop has no bylaws, and, in 7 years of association with the families,
> we've never needed them. We reach consensus on issues and, in the one case
> where a Scout was WAY out of line, a conversation between the Scoutmaster,
> the Committee Chair, and the parents resolved the problem.
> Why does a Troop need such discipline rules? Does it have to do with the
> strength of the families? Strengths of the Scoutmaster?
> Ted Argo III
> > I need your collective advice. We (our Troop's Committee) is putting the
> > finishing touches on our Troop By-Laws. Unfortunately, we are stumbling
> > over one last part of the by-laws; specifically discipline.