BSA POLICY: 2 deep leadership: male/female
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Thu, 25 Jun 1992 11:07:20 CDT
For your information:
RESOURCE: the COMMISSIONER ( A publication for Council Commissioners and
Scout Executives) WINTER 1991
Two-Deep Leadership: Male/Female
No matter which program area you work in - Cub Scouting, Boy Scouts, or
Exploring - there will be occasions when the leaders and youth participants
in a BSA authorized trip or outing will be both male and female.
These are the guidelines to be folowed when makeing overnight arrangements:
* All leaders are expected to reflect high moral standards established by
customs, traditional values, and religious teachings.
* Male and female leaders are required to have separate sleeping
facilities. Married couples may share the same quarters if appropriate
facilitites are avaialable.
*Male and female youth participants will not share the same sleeping
facility. When staying tin tents, no youth will stay in the tent of an
adult other than his or her parent or guardian.
*If houseing other than tents is used, separate facilities must be provided
for male and female participants. Adult male leaders must be responsible
for the male participants. Adultfemale leaders must be responsible for the
*Adult leaders need to respect the privacy of youth members in situations
such as changing into swimsuits or taking showers, and intrude only to the
extent that health and safety require. Leaders also need to protect their
own privacy in similar situations.
*Although it is not mandatory, councils are stongly encouraged to have
separate shower and latrine facilities for male and female campers and
leaders. In camps where separate facilities are not available, times for
male and female use should be scheduled and posted for showers. Use the
buddy system for latrine use by having a person wait outside the entrance,
or use "Occupied" and "Unoccupied" signs or insde door latches."
Chicago Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City