Re: Ref Leaders and Volunteers
Sam Fairchild (mwilson@POLARIS.ORL.MMC.COM)
Thu, 29 Oct 1992 14:50:29 EST
>From: U-E68867-Ronald Hart <email@example.com>
>Leah writes: "How do you determine which parents volunteering in the
>Pack are to be registered as leaders/committee people?"
>This is one of those areas that has no single answer and usually gets
>run by the seat of the pants. You should always require that your
>program leaders (CM,CA,DL,WL,etc) are registered, but it is iffy
>with regards to the committee. The first answer is the requirement
>that you have two committee members and as long as you meet that
>you have to look outside of the BSA requirements.
BSA requires three committee members (CC and two others) to charter.
>Second, the tapes
>and literature will describe four key functions of the committee
>and imply you need at least four people, but not tell you they have to
>be registered. Third, the current thread on leadership points to the
>success of units with lots of adult support - registered or not.
Can we say $50,000,000 liability insurance?
How about litiginous society?
How about shotgun lawsuits (BSA, Local Council, Sponsor, Unit Leader,
Unit Committee both as a group and INDIVIDUALLY named as defendants)?
If you already got 'em doin' a job, $7 a year is CHEAP protection and a good
argument for registering ALL adults who work regularly with the unit.
The rest of the comments are real good, too.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City