Re: Youth protection certification
Tue, 6 Jul 1993 13:45:58 EST
In Reply to:
>----All training courses (including Youth Protection) are to be recognized
> by Presentation of the pocket card which when signed by the trainer
>certifies that the within named person has completed the named training.
>Thus, the training card from national supply is the certification for:
I came from a council where basic training did include courses in Youth
Protection, in that council a basic training certificate signified that
that person has had training in Youth Protection.
But as they say " you're in the South now". My wife took the basic training
here in the Coastal Carolina Council, and they only 5 minute talk on 2 deep
leadership. There was no training on sex abuse, child abuse, no video shown,
no discussion on what to watch for if the children are being abuse at home.
In my opion attaching a copy of the basic leader training certificate
here in this council carries no merit.
I like the idea of attaching some documentation to the travel permit
identifying those persons as "certified in some sort of youth protection
I bring these thing up because I need some ideas. Just last week at our
Scout camp, an adult leader was caught kicking one of his Scouts in the
rear, hard enought to knock him to the ground and hurt him . The boy was
taken out of his care , parents were called. We had a district commissioner
meeting, and are taking measures to have him removed from the Troop.
This is his third troop he has been in.
Our council needs to do something to make people aware, and to cover
our "bottoms". The Roundtable Commissioner has agreed to cover the topic
at our round tables this fall, but I worry if this is enough.
Seeking more input.....
"Thundering White Buffallo"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City