Re: Two adult rule
or blackeagle ("Settummanque)
Tue, 17 Dec 1991 10:16:00 EDT
Your Council is correct and the Guide to Safe Scouting which is now
available in *most* Councils reflects that policy and others.
The "buddy system" on merit badges and other awards is a good tool and
as most Council Executives have been told at the "ALL HANDS" (all professionals)
meetings in each region over the past couple of months, this is the route
that National is suggesting to them.
I have talked with a current Scout/Council Executive that I have grown
up with as a youth. He is saying to me that the BSA will announce sweeping
policies in advancement and leadership in the spring, probably at the
1992 National Meeting in Cincinnati. He also told me that this was *not* a
banner year for most Councils with four Councils merging, two on the brink,
and 80 percent or more of the Councils not meeting their financial goals
this year. He also stated that the BSA will show a increase in membership and
units over last year and that those increases will NOT include the new programs
set up by the Leadership for Tommorrow Corporation.
Finally, this same guy said that it don't look good for the profession of
Scouting, with 100 or so vacancies nationwide and no money to fund increased
programs. This is in addition to the 75-100 that retire or leave the profession
for other careers that is "normal turnover". (and you betcha that I will be
still out there looking for that entry level DE job~)
Woody...the guidance from the "tower" is that anything that will keep one
person from being in a compromising position with one youth is acceptable.
The "buddy system" which is NOT a national policy (but if it catches on, will
soon become it) works from the standpoint of increased advancement (two over
one), increased attention span (someone else other than you is going for
the same thing, thereby creating compettion), and youth protection.
Settummanque!@Wow! see Don, we two are not the ONLY ones from that lodge on here
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City