Re: so what do you think now?
Brian L. Davis (brian@COR.GOV)
Thu, 21 Oct 1993 11:25:49 +22320726
Paul, (and list)
You should also be aware that many States require that the person
observing, or becoming aware of a possible child violation *must* report
that offense to the police or local child protective service, or be
subject to criminal penalties. That's the way it is here in Texas, and
I'm told many other states have similar laws on the books. So, you
should be aware that reporting the incident to your DE, or CSE, will
not serve as your legally required notification in some states. My
advice to Texas scouters, would be to call your local Police department first,
and then notify the appropriate Council officer. In that way, you will obey
the law, and also give your Council notice that there is a problem which
needs their attention.
Circle Ten Council Creative Services committee
North Trail District Health and Safety Committee
Scoutmaster, Troop 117
Etc, Etc, Etc.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City