Re: Co-ed Boy Scouts
David D. Miller +49 6221 404415 (DDM@DHDIBM1.BITNET)
Tue, 4 Feb 1992 10:03:54 CET
Four-deep leadership? I agree with Paul.
What the rules say is that there must be two adults around at all times.
They don't specify which gender, but there is an implication somewhere that
they must be registered and insured with BSA. For the Girl Scouting side,
there must always be at least *one* female adult present; the second adult
can be male. The new regulations in Britain also include at least one
female helper whenever there are girls present.
For joint BSA/GSUSA activities, each side must satisfy its own requirements,
and if those requirements are fulfilled in the same two people, then two-
deep is allowed.
A couple of points: As a non-US citizen, I can't be Scoutmaster of a Boy
Scout Unit. And as a male I can't be Leader of a Girl Scout Troop. But
I can be an Assistant Scoutmaster and co-Leader, and I can run activities
as long as there is at least one US citizen/female within shouting distance.
If she's also dual registered, then joint activities are OK.
David D. Miller
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