scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: PLC or Committee?
Chuck ! (grifinIm@PRODIGY.NET
Wed Mar 08 2000 - 10:00:37 CST
I am sorry, but I have to disagree here. <respectfully> When you have
three incidents that are against the law and one may possibly result in a
law suit by the parents, and the other two could result in fines and records
for the scout (depending on the situations), these situations need to be
handled by the Scoutmaster. I also believe that most committee members are
not prepared or trained to handle the consequences issues with scouts. I am
sure there are committee members that are trained to do so, but *most* are
not. This is not a slam! The one time that I turned over a discipline issue
to our committee they messed things up so badly because of lack of
experience that we nearly lost boys, and we did lose adults.
Drinking Alcohol: Illegal
Slugging a scout: Illegal and could be considered battery
Girly Magazines: Let the PLC handle this one. <g>
I understand the PLC should run the troop and be the disciplinary arm of the
troop, but the actions cited here go beyond what a normal PLC youth member
should be expected to handle.
Just my thoughts on the matter.
Chuck Rettew, SM
Troop 44 Lititz, Pa.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Darryl Hammill" <darryl.hammill@NCMAIL.NET>
> Chain of Command - PLC first. If it has to escalate beyond that, SM and
> Scout A, hauls off and slugs the other Scout on the left cheekbone.
> > > >
Who should address this situation and meet out any disciplinary
> > The PLC or the Committee/Disciplinary Arm thereof?
> > Who should address any other issue not involving physical harm,
> > cigarettes on a campout, girly magazines on a campout, sneaking a beer
> > campout, etc.
> > Mark Alman