Re: Two deep merit badge counseling
Judith Kyrala (IACJYK@ASUACAD.BITNET)
Fri, 25 Oct 1991 12:36:44 MST
Chaperones make life safer, legally and otherwise, but also very
complicated. Just think if you had to get someone to accompany you
A governor of our state required a chaperone to be present if he and one of his
female staff were working together. How many companies can tie up the extra pe
rsonnel so that 3 are doing the work of 2? Does this mean women can't have the
Chaperones are required for working women, even today, in some countries.
This can be very expensive, thus many women are not able to be independent
or to have careers or can only work in offices with other women.
This issue used to keep women out of medical schools, physics classes,
drafting and all other field where there might not be proper chaperones at
I have lived in a country where even to go get a few groceries, I had to
find someone who wouldn't mind going along. What a hassle!
Yet, I can also see the positive side of this regarding safety, liability
issues, false accusation insurance, etc.
What a world! Any better solutions?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City