scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Drunk Dad (also see Zero Tolerance)
Scouter Petey (sfqm@SCFN.THPL.LIB.FL.US
Thu Mar 16 2000 - 18:33:46 CST
On Wed, 15 Mar 2000, Rod Smith wrote:
> I have a situation that I need some input and direction on.
> At a Cub Scout pack campout this past weekend, there was a dad there that
> was consuming alcohol and was drunk on BSA property. The situation was
(. . . . . snip for clarity, whoever she is)
> Institutional Head that will ban the father from participating in pack
> activities. The Scout office will not sign the letter because they say it
> is the responsibility of the Charter organization to deal with the situation.
Here is Zero Tolerance on another level. DO NOT MISREAD THIS. I do
not condone drinking at scout functions, however, just as the young man
came to school with a pocket knife and was expelled, here is a dad (no
matter that he has a problem and used poor judgement in coming to an
outing). Let's get our stories together. If you advocate Zero Tolerance
for the knife incident, then lets ban the father. On the other hand if
you disagree with Zero Tolerance, let's get the dad some help and let him
learn from his mistake. Which sounds more reasonable to YOU?
Let's do away with Zero Tolerance everywhere and start working our
problems out instead of taking EVERYTHING to the lowest common denominator
Flame suit firmly in place, fire away.!!!
Petey Parish Eagle's Dad
Scoutmaster Emeritus Troop 11
Gulf Ridge Council Brandon (Tampa), Fl.
I used to be a BEAVER. . A good ol' BEAVER too. .
Sure, you might get lost.....but don't worry, you're biodegradeable!!