adult leadership update
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Wed, 28 Oct 1992 11:34:57 CST
And another policy update -----
REVISION DATE: July 20, 1992
Each Cub Scout den and Webelos den and each chartered Cub Scout pack, Boy
Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, and Explorer post shall have one citizen
of the United States, 21 years of age or older, who shall abe registered
and serve as the unit or den leader. A unit leader may not serve
simultaneously in any other position within the same unit. The head of the
chartered organization or chartered organization representative and the
local council must approve the registration of the unit or den leadr on the
LEADERSHIP REQUIREMENT FOR TRIPS AND OUTINGS:
1. Two-deep leadership:
Two registered adult leaders, or one adult and a parent of a
participating Scout, one of whom must be at least 21 years of age or older,
are required for all trips or outings. Coed overnight activities require male
and female adult leaders.
2. Safety rule of four:
No fewer than four individuals (always with the minimum of two
adults) go on any back- country expedition or campout. If an accident
occurs, one person stays with the injured and two go for help. Additional
adult leadership requirements must reflect an awareness of such factors as
size and skill level of the group, anticipated environmental condidtions,
and overall degree of challenge.
3. Male and female leadership require separate sleeping facilites.
Married couples may share the same quarters if appropriate facilitites are
4. Male and female youth participants will not share the same sleeping
facility. When staying in tents, no youth will stay in the tent of an adult
other than his/her parent or guardian.
5. If separate shower and latrine facilities are not available, schedule
and post times for male and female shower use. For latrine use, the buddy
system should be utilized by having a person wait outside the entrance: or use
"Occupied" and "Unoccupied" signs and/or inside door latches.
--from National Commissioner Newsletter
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City