Re: YP-Explorer/Venture question
Jim Miller, Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon Jul 06 18:05:00 1998
On Mon, 6 Jul 98 17:00:51 CDT, you wrote:
>Someone was telling me that there is a fairly new rule to the YP program
>that there must be 2 females (and 2 males) on a co-ed campout. Can
>someone give me the lowdown on this as have not gotten a chance to
The standard rule has always been that co-ed activities require co-ed
leadership. I have always taught that adults and youth must be
included when determining if the event is co-ed. This is mainly to
play it safe, and quell my own distaste for double standards.
I wouldn't want to see two female leaders take a group of boys out
overnight any more, or any less, than I would want two adult males
accompanying a group of female youth.
As for the two of each concept, I have always recommended it. If for
no other purpose than to make sure no uncomfortable situations are
encountered, especially in medical situations. While one male and one
female technically fills the requirements (as I read them) I wouldn't
want to be the one who tells a young woman in my post that one of the
adult males must remain present while the only female checks out an
injury in a "personal" area. I know you could cover yourself with an
additional youth if necessary, but it is always better to err on the
side of caution.
The only part of this that I have ever gotten disagreement on is my
persojnal injsistance that the rule means exactly what it says in
regards to opposite sex leadership - co-ed activities REQUIRE co-ed
leadership. I won't go along with the idea that the rule only refers
to youth participants mostly for the medical example I gave above.
Jim Miller, Jr.
National Exploring Instructor
Council Exploring Committee, Hudson Liberty Council
James J. Miller, Jr. Meechgalhukquot
ASM - Troop 305, Kearny NJ Redheaded One
West District Committee Eagle - 88 Vigil - 94
Hudson Liberty Council, BSA Husdson County, NJ
I used to be a Bobwhite....NE-II-76