Re: Youth protection
G E Hedrick (geh@A.CS.OKSTATE.EDU)
Sun, 4 Jul 1993 23:12:10 CDT
I believe youth protection is extremely important. We MUST get the
information to as many adult leaders and parents as possible.
Indian Nations Council has an approach to youth protection training
with which I agree. This is in addition to the youth protection
training that occurs during regular training courses. They make a copy
of the tapes and other materials, then have the unit commissioners
take them to the unit leaders and committee chairs. This method
suffers somewhat from not having a trained discussion leader, but
it gets the information to the people who need to have it.
I tried to have our district follow Indian Nations' example, but
was told not to do it by one of our professional scouters. This is
someone whose opinion I respect, but I disagree with him in this instance.
Surely, there must be another way to get the youth protection training
to unit volunteers when they will not or cannot attend district
or council level training.
G. E. Hedrick
Parent of two scouts Troop committee, T828
Unit Commissioner for three units
Assistant District Commissioner, Pawnee Bill District, Will Rogers Council
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