Megan sent in this question:
Recently my husband who is the Scoutmaster had a father of a scout show up at our door and threaten my husbands safety. The father also went to the Boy Scout meeting looking for my husband who was not there and gave another threat to his safety to another leader. The local bsa council would prefer to remain quiet and not get involved in hopes it will blow over. We did call the police. I would like to understand where Boy Scouts of America stand on threats to their adult leaders.
Megan, I’m sorry to hear you are having this problem. In my experience these sort of problems are normally handled at the unit level. Your unit is not required to keep a Scout whose family is threatening others. In my opinion, your Chartered Organization Rep and Committee Chair should contact his parents and tell them it is time to find another unit.
You are correct to call the police if you feel unsafe. Hopefully a warning from them will be enough to keep this bully of a parent away from you.
I don’t know what the official BSA policy is, but in all of the cases like this that I’ve heard of, the Scout and family have been asked to stay away from the unit.
Readers, what is your experience? Any advice for Megan? Add your comments below.
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