Re: permission forms
Susan Wilcox (email@example.com)
Thu, 22 May 1997 09:01:12 -0700
In the USA you must have a permission slip to take scouts where the parents
are turning temporary gardianship over to the leaders. Then you can get
medical attention if anything happens. Additionally you must file a tour
permit with the BSA council if you are leaving your community. This gives
additional insurance to the leaders and lets the council know you are doing
everything by the book, like insured drivers and seat belts for everyone.
Sounds like some appologies are needed from your youth. They would need to
eat some major crow and assure me they would follow my direction before I
would take them on another outing. Perhaps the parents need to show up and
go next time to see what magnificant little creatures they have raised.
Having youth who decide they are going a different path whenever they don't
like the perscribed method is a nightmare. Good luck
Davis, California, USA - Explorer Post 111 Committee Chair
At 05:09 AM 5/22/97 -0700, you wrote:
>This is a question about permission forms. Here in Australia we cannot take
>the Venturers anywhere unless they supply us (the leaders) with a permission
>form. What is it like in other countries?
>The kids I am with didn't supply one lat week and we refused to take them
>anywhere and thus threw a wobbly at us and decided to go on the activity
>anyway without us. They declared the meeting closed and then left, as
>leaders in an advisory roll it couldn't do a lot other than inform the
>parents what has happened. We have been backed up by the hierachy that we
>did the right thing.
>The permission forms are a leggal document that covers us (the leaders) in
>case of the scenario turns unfortunately sour, such as an accident.
>Looking forward to some comments.
>And for those who do not know what throwing a wobbly is, it is like spitting
>the dummy, or if you are still at a lost, a tantrum would be the best
>No evil laughter this week
>(hehehe) just a snigger instead.