According to an announcement posted by the club on its website last week, the university will not allow the club to organize and run outdoor, student-led trips starting next semester.
“This is a result,” the announcement said, “of an assessment of risk management by the university that determined that the types of activities in which PSOC engages are above the university’s threshold of acceptable risk for recognized student organizations.”
As I said earlier, parents shouldn't approach the CM directly unless they're friends.
The SM/ASM would like to know what happened. Ideally the scout would be comfortable telling one or the other of them. But, given his age, a parent-report might have to do.
I was extremely pleased to have six Scouts bring me their handbook this evening and ask to have things "signed off." Their challenge seems to be remembering to document the Service, Camping, and Hiking Logs more than the rank requirements. They're usually all over those.
My challenge is slowly changing the culture from Scoutmaster sign-offs to PL sign-offs.
Apologies if this is already covered, I admit I mostly skimmed this thread...
If the issue is stealing or damaging a scout's property by clipping a corner, or "hazing" by damaging property, is it not stealing or damaging it to just mark the card some other way? An "X" marked on a corner instead, or something similar.
Surely a pen mark can't be considered "damage" when we sign off things in books and on cards all the time.
As Calico and David said, this is a completely different issue now. Definitely need a polite and civil chat with the CM. If things still don't work out then SM/CC need to get involved. I had to deal with parents resenting one set of Scouts because their sons have not been elected. I'm polite and courteous. But do not mess with my sons.
We road tripped to the Burpee Museum in Rockford, IL for their Archaeology merit badge class. The museum has Jane, a juvenille T-Rex and an interesting display of Triceratops-type skulls. They also have a paleontology lab, a lot of fossils and the museum runs trips to Montana and Utah.