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    • ONE OF OUR COUNCIL CAMP EXPERIENCES was at a PA council camp (now gone) near Moraine State Park  (of flooded Jambo memory).  Bicycles were promoted.  Property was hilly with well-graveled, winding camp roads.  The week included two ambulance runs and one  Life Flight run to Pittsburgh for a ruptured kidney.  These resulted from one biker losing it on a curve and two pedestrians run down when it turned out brakes did not stop well on thick, loose gravel.  There were other serious safety issues at the waterfront and axe yard (like unwedged axe heads flying and chronic Buddy Board failures due to only two staff on duty).
    • here are some more for you: http://manyhoops.com/wampanoag-food-and-recipes_1.html  
    • time to move further south😁
    • I don't know the particulars because this was 20 years ago, but a camp director told me that bicycles alone doubled total camp liability insurance. Maybe all that's changed. Barry
    • Well, only from the original post's description.   Sounds very familiar in many ways.   Perhaps, but then neither does/did Mashmaster, but he must try to meet the Scout on his terms and deal with the problems the Scout creates.  The "motivation" ultimately , I guess, does not matter, only the result , and the ScoutLeader/Teacher/Coach must deal with that result.  Does the kid want to feel important, valued, successful, loved by his parents,  happy, less sad/depressed,,,,, what is the Scout's "motivation? Does it matter?  Only if the ScoutLeader/teacher/coach wants to reach that kid.... so some assumptions need to be made. What has "worked" in the past?  What lever/pressure can the ScoutLeader/teacher/coach use to obtain better behavior from the kid? Yep.  And yes, peer language education is always possible, depending on the kid's peers, who he chooses to hang out with and why...  There's that motivation thingy again.  Could the parents/family dynamics have anything to do with the problem?  Kids are pulled in many directions by many "motivations".   You are to be congratulated to recognize this and use that recognition to your benefit.  Such honesty and personal admission is rare.   Let me know when the election is, and I'd vote for you.  of course.  Assumptions are only good in real estate.   But we must use the facts as presented in the original post.  Did I use any of those facts wrongly?  I used my own past experience, as did you , in your response to me.  Perhaps some of your experience would, if you could speak to this Scout, benefit him.   Good luck to you, mds3d,   see you on the trail. 
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