Re: Liability (was alcohol and scouting)
Eric Kozowski (kozowski@SD.COM)
Thu, 14 Apr 1994 15:23:51 PDT
>Beth mentioned the message I posted awhile back about the Sea Explorer
>that was injured while playing football. It made me think that I
>should post parts of the letter that Council sent out. Text in all
>caps was in bold in the letter. Text in square brackets is my text.
> On Thursday, February 17, a Multnomah Count jury returned a verdict
> against former Sea Explorer volunteers Craig Nordling and Whward Ryburn
> in a cival case, finding that they had improperly superviced William
> "Dan" Powell on a Se Explorer outing in September 1991. [...]
> The Cascade Pacific Council and the Boy Scouts of America were
> dismissed as defendants in the case because there was nothing they
> could have done to prevent that accident. We continue to stand by our
> volunteers. THE VOLUNTEERS WERE COVERED BY THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
> LIABILITY INSURANCE. [...]
> "Throwing the football around" developed into a football game that
> might be characterized as a rough game of two-handed touch football.
> Powell at various times said he was diving for a touchdown" or that he
> was "tripped" and ran into an other Sea Explorer and broke his neck.
> [The paper called it tackle football, but that appears to be their
> error.] [...]
This incident happend to a young man on my Sea Scout Ship. Howard Ryburn
and Craig Nordling are both friends of mine. Howard was the skipper
before me. I was also present on this particular cruise and was at the
accident scene. If anyone has questions about this event, feel free to
SSS-601 "City of Roses"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City