Re: Behavior Issues within Troop
- My suggestion would be to have the PLC draft up their weekly plan
that follows the suggested BSA meeting plan.
Skills Instruction (a few minutes)
Patrol Meetings (Keep them doing something - not just sitting)
Interpatrol Activity (Keep it fun and outdoors if possible)
After the Meeting
Keep the boys busy doing something fun and they will be more likely
to keep on task. The best troop we have ever been in followed this
plan above and they did not sit in a room. Every meeting they did
fun stuff, like make caving sticks, next week they might practice
with those caving sticks placing them and following them through the
park. The following meeting could be about repelling (down the
stairs), the week after they might meet at a trail and go mountain
biking. That troop was so active and fun! The boys had about a 95%
attendance and they enjoyed being there. Everyone was well behaved
because they were so busy doing cool stuff.
I hope that helps.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "thepucketter" <annmpuckett@...>
> We are a new Troop with primarily younger boys - there are 2 boys
> who are pretty rowdy and are able to continuously disrupt our
> meetings (we have 9 boys total). Two-three other boys will allow
> themselves to get "roped" in to the disrputive behavior. Hitting,
> kicking, picking on, etc....
> Thank you very much!
> Ann Puckett
> Troop 209
> Grand Rapids, MI