scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: PLC or Committee
Tom Kennedy (TKENNEDY@PRODIGY.NET
Wed Mar 08 2000 - 10:01:40 CST
Mark, just when things were calming down, you bring more life to the party.
Your scenario sounds familiar, I wonder how many times this has
My thoughts are the SPL, ASPL, PL should be able to handle this.
Explaining the rights and wrongs to the participants. However, this needs to
be done under the ever present eye of the SM and/or CC. If not handled
properly, it can lead to more problems.
As far as cigarettes, beer, and girlie mags on campouts, the adult
leaders should use better sense, after all they are setting the example. I
think you were talking about the boys bringing these. In our Troop, the
level of expectation and trust that the adults leaders have in the boys
almost rules out any of these actions. We are not sticking our heads in the
sand, this does not happen in our troop. If something would come up, we
have enough "good" guys that would say something to one of the adults. the
adults present, which almost always includes the SM, CC, ASMs, would
evaluate the situation and take the appropriate actions. If the scout was
smoking or drinking, I'm sure the parents would be called to come get him,
and then when we got back, there would be a conference.
The disappointment from the adult leaders, who the scouts respect,
usually is enough to set them straight. If there is more involved, such as
repeated drinking, the parents have to deal with the problem.