scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: PLC or Committee?
Mark Arend (mwarend@INTERNETWIS.COM
Wed Mar 08 2000 - 22:09:50 CST
At 09:33 AM 3/8/00 -0600, Mark Alman wrote:
> Scout A and B become entangled and Scout B is tripped by Scout A
>and falls to the ground. Nothing intentional. Scout B, while being half the
>size of Scout A, hauls off and slugs the other Scout on the left cheekbone.
>Scout A, while angry, has the wisdom to walk off and cool off instead of
>flattening Scout A. Scout A reports incident to SPL and SM.
> Who should address this situation and meet out any disciplinary
>The PLC or the Committee/Disciplinary Arm thereof?
I think I'd see how the PLC handles it or take care of it myself. Given
the facts, I would not turn it over to the Committee--it just doesn't sound
like a serious enough incident. Bringing more people into it will turn
what sounds like a minor incident into something bigger than it is.
> Who should address any other issue not involving physical harm, i.e.,
>cigarettes on a campout, girly magazines on a campout, sneaking a beer on a
The SM. He (or she's) the person on the spot and the best judge if it
needs to be dealt with by the Committee.
Mark W. Arend, Scoutmaster Outside of a dog a book is
Troop 736 Man's best friend. Inside
Beaver Dam, Wisc. of a dog it's too dark