A John Boy Production
You are the leader for a group of Cub Scouts. This is part of your pack.
Your seven year old son, John, is part of your pack as is his seven year old best friend, David.
Today you had the Cub group at the local recreation center pool for some basic swimming instruction. The lifeguard was working with each boy one on one while the other boys were seated on the edge of the pool. The boys were supposed to be observing and learning as the lifeguard was teaching. Each boy was then led on a lap around the pool by the lifeguard.
As the lifeguard led one boy around the pool, John started kicking and splashing water on them. The other boys followed John's lead and started kicking and splashing as well. The lifeguard called them down and you warned them to stop. The next boy had his turn and as he was led around for his lap John started kicking and splashing again and the other boys followed his lead again.
You ordered all of the boys to go stand against the wall and you gave them a sound lecture and another warning.
The boys were again seated by the pool as another Cub took his turn. John started kicking and splashing again and the other boys followed suit. You decided to call off the time at the pool and had all of the boys get dressed while their parents were called to pick them up. You explained to all of the parents as to why the pool time was being cut short.
David is staying with you for a few days while his parents are out of town. You do have spanking permission for David.
On the way home you explain to John and David how disappointed you are in their actions and you tell each boy that when you all get home that they will be given a spanking.
David protests saying he didn't do anything. He says it is John's fault because John started it. David says he doesn't deserve a spanking.
John says that you can't spank him either. He says it was a problem at a scouting event and that you aren't allowed to spank scouts.
Do either boys have a valid argument? What happens when you all get home?
Bonus: You are the parent of one of the other boys. The Cub leader has called you to pick up your son and explains what happened. What do you do?