Re: BSA WINS ONE ! (So far)
Dr. Steven C. Myers (R1SCM@AKRONVM.BITNET)
Sun, 11 Jul 1993 22:45:51 EDT
On Sun, 11 Jul 1993 20:39:13 CDT Don Newcomb said:
>Whoops! Once again I must apologize to the group for forgetting that a
>reply goes to the list and not to the originator of the original message.
That's OK. This brings about an interesting thread. My comments below.
>>In Mississippi only a judge can wave a minor's rights.
>> Donald R. Newcomb Naval Oceanographic Office
>This was in response to the message below. It would probably be a good
>idea for anyone involved in Scouting and other youth activities to understand
>exactly the value of "waivers" signed by parents in their State. In
>Mississippi they have about the same worth as a piece of "bathroom tisue."
>> Maybe the next time I teach the Rifle Shooting merit badge or
>>Shotgun Shooting . . . or perhaps even Archery . . . I'd better get a SIGNED
>>parental waiver rather than the verbal permission I now seek.
>> Yours in Scouting,
>> Carroll Hale SM T-118 SAINT MARK CHURCH RICHMOND, KY.
Don, Carroll, et al.
I was reading through the CAMPING MB book today in preparation for
next weeks adventure at the Manatoc Reservation with my troop and
happened to notice the wording of the "recommended" or example
permission slip printed within. I took note of the use of words
like "waive" and "hold harmless" (although I do not have the book in
front of me just now.) Given Don's comment is the BSA being misleading
here? Personally I use a very simple permission form and always carry
signed CLASS I health forms with that permission signed. So how safe is
safe? When does safe turn in to a legal nightmare?
SM Troop 1
In camp next week (7-18 to 7-24)
Vigil Honor (7-24 to 7-25)
Woodbadge (3 weekends in Aug and Sept)
Troop camping each month
Family camp in August
OA fellowship in Aug.
====> I just figured I am camping 9 of the next 11 weekends!!!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City