Here is a story that will send chills up your back if you are a scoutmaster.
The noisy 4% held a scoutmaster responsible for the behavior of the boys. The troop was young, had no older boys to help lead the boys, the parents rarely showed for meetings, and the Scoutmaster was left with most of the work.
One unhappy mother felt that the scoutmaster was wrong in pursuing the concept of a boy run troop using the patrol method. She was a Girl Scout and felt her son was not able to pack his own backpack, make a menu or food list, or call his patrol to find out who was going on the next campout. She began to spin her web of half-truths and out right lies. Together with three Webelos parents, they indicated that they wanted to start a new troop because they did not want their boys associating with boys of the troop.
The troop committee felt that the town was too small and the scouting program was still too weak to support two troops and packs. A meeting was held to discuss the pack parents problems when their initial concerns were addressed it quickly turned to an assault on the scoutmaster in front of the Cub Scouts. He explained what was being done about the behavior and that the committee has tied his hands. Despite his performance, his commitment, despite the fact the problems were being addressed and improvement was being made--he was removed.
This is a classic example of parents not putting the boys first. It also stressed the importance of good scout-like behavior of the boys (and parents) when Scout uniform is worn.