scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Texas renegade troop
Anthony Hitchings (AHitchi@BART.GOV
Wed Apr 05 2000 - 09:45:39 CDT
Sounds very un-scoutlike, to the point where it should be disbarred - in which
case - where was Council/District oversight all this time???
Personally, I strongly disapprove of a "scout" troop doing non-scout activities
and not following the method. Its fine (maybe) if these kids want to play war
games, but please MAKE them do it outside of scouting.
FYI - when I was in Texas for a year+ I jokingly referred to it as a foreign
assignment - maybe I was right after all :-)
Can you find any other advernture activities for them to do (politely) like
whaitewater rafting and climbing, mountain man, caving, sailing activities etc -
insofar as you don't want to remove their "fun" and replace it with (relatively)
boring activities. Obviously, they would have to sit still for some training
before doing these. That might be a learning experience.
Also, bear in mind that you have no obligation to babysit kids while they play
war games, find another troop if necessary, and leave Council to deal with the
problem - its why we pay dues. The Council should be more experienced in
dealing with problem troops than you or I.
Please let us know how this story plays out.