Re: Youth Protection
Gino Lucrezi (lucrezi@DSIAQ1.ING.UNIVAQ.IT)
Fri, 25 Jun 1993 18:23:30 +0000
> Yes, we *may* see a few less Packs, Troops and Posts/Ships because the
> leaders don't WANT to attend basic training courses (with the YPP as a
> part). Too bad. We will have a few less Packs, Troops and
I'm not sure that having a few less units is a bad thing!
If the leaders of a particular unit don't have some time for training, they
probably won't have time for the boys, either. The troop I was in last year
missed a couple of weekly meetings because of leaders going to training
camps, and the same happened this year in my noviciate when I went to my
woodbadge course. Anyway, the results far outweight this minimal loss.
AGESCI is moving to a policy of having at least one woodbadge leader per
unit (at least two in mixed troops, one male and another female). There has
been a lot of grumbling, doomsday foretellers, and so on, but people are
becoming serious about training. When the current "grace" period expires,
there are going to be some units closing. But I am sure most of those
shouldn't have been opened in first place!
So, it seems to me that asking for just a couple of hours is reasonable
BTW, on the subject of avoiding child abuse, this is a problem which our
association has never addressed, because we have never (until now) had
such problems. However, I am afraid in the near future it may become a
pressing issue, so I am intrested in the training you developed about it.
Can you tell me more, and wether it's available someway?
Gino Lucrezi @ Universita` "V. Rivera" - L'Aquila - Italy
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