scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Drunk Dad
DeGhelder, James (James_DeGhelder@BMC.COM
Fri Mar 17 2000 - 19:36:31 CST
There is no policy or practice in place that BSA or any of it's partners has
to help you deal with the situation. In SHAC have kicked individuals out
for all kinds of reasons as long as at least one person says they should
whether there is just cause or not. In other councils they have a strict
policy of trying to help and nurture the individual to the best of their
ability in order to salvage the person. But regardless of the councils
stand, there is no way to change the way the council will react to a
situation. And remember, once a action is taken by the council there is no
recourse or valid appeal process in place. So make sure that what ever you
ask for if the council grants there is no turning back.
It would be nice if National did set some policies (not like zero-tolerance)
but some guidelines to help even out the playing field.
Kicked out of Scouts by BSA, but still believe in the program.