A Dimitri Production
You have the luxury of playing Scoutmaster for your boys' troop during the week of Summer Camp. This year, your son has turned 18 and is serving with you as an Assistant Scoutmaster. Darren has been traditionally your problem child and you have "laid down the law" with him prior to this week. To your amazement, Darren has been more than an adequate assistant-he has done true yeoman duty!! Also attending is your 14 year old son, Ryan.
On Wednesday (which is family day) Darren approaches you with the following: "Dad, I hate to bring it up but Ryan has been pulling pranks on the first year scouts all week so far. Micah is ready to ask to go home when his parents get here. I've talked to him about it but he's blowing me off; what should I do?"
Ryan wasn't bullying as such. He was playing small tricks on the first years like hiding their stuff or sending them off for "a few feet of shoreline and a bucket of prop wash" and other inappropriate pranks. Micah is a REAL little 10.5 year old and Ry zeroed in on him with a vengeance.
You speak to Ryan and he says, "Look, it's no big deal I'm just teasing him a little!"
While you are reluctant to wear the 'black hat" at camp with your kids, is Ryan going to be red after his interview with you?