Re: Child Protection Act Fact Sheet 1993-12-20 (fwd)
Bob Haar (rhaar@ALBERT.CS.GMR.COM)
Tue, 21 Dec 1993 12:32:51 EST
Kathie Cerveny said:
> According to my "TV" coverage last night, yes volunteer workers can also acces
> this database to screen applicants, and our council offices will most likely
> hooked up to it. However, remember this is just put into place, it will take
> time to set up the computer systems, etc. to get the data in, and the
> procedures in place so that access can be made.
I have two concenrs about this - will the access be timely enough so as
to not significantly delay the application process, and will there be
adequate safeguards for privacy and data authentication?
> BSA council executives have ALWAYS (even before our current "Youth Protection"
> had the right to access such information through the police force, but rarely
> do, since all that accomplishes is criminal records, if any. That would not
> find the abuser who never got caught.
And it has often beent he case that is much easier to start bad data
that to catch up to and correct all copies of it.
> The COR is, indeed, the volunteer who signs and takes the responsibility for t
> person joining a BSA unit. I am very pleased to read that there are CORs who
> know that -- they are notoriously left out of such communication links, as mo
> do not function not because they do not want to, but because they do not know
> they are supposed to and how.
Same here. Most COR as rubber stamps. But I actually go to district
Roundtables , annual meetings, etc. Not because I am such a conscientious
COR, but because I am already quite involved with scouting. Before being
the COR, I was a Cubmaster and member of the committee and have been the
troop's unofficial "camping chairman" for about ten years. Since I am also
an elder in the church that sponsors the pack and troop, the COR position
was a natural.
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BSA, Clinton Valley Council, Pontiac, Michigan, USA.
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