Tonight I need to talk with a scout's mother and suggest that perhaps scouts isn't a good fit for him. Essentially, I need to ask her to deal with it before the troop is forced by an incident.
It is a clinical situation, very visible and we've been dealing with it for a year. We are just not trained or structured to handle it. Scouts need to be able to trust each other and work independently. This has been affecting the whole the troop and has been scaring and driving other scouts away. I am sad because the mother is a wonderful, hard working and very giving person. We all like her very much and this will hurt her.
Years ago, when I started traveling for work, my wife would help me run thru presentations, agendas and help thru the people issues. Well, for this, my wife has been helping me practice with what to say, what not to say, what to keep short, what to be precise on and what doesn't need to be said.
For those who have been thru this before, does anyone have any magical words of wisdom or guidance?