Re: OA Registration ques...
Wed, 18 May 1994 09:40:29 EDT
>From a youth protection standpoint, I am extremely concerned
>about this individual's continued participation as a Scouter. From actions
>he took this weekend at our Chapter Ordeal, I was forced to suspend his
>membership in the Chapter and requested that the Lodge Advisor take steps
>to remove him from the Lodge altogether. (The Lodge Advisor has backed
>me on this, BTW.)
My biggest concern here would be that if there is a possibility of YPG
violations, the situation should be reported to the Coucil Executive
immediately. Depending on what state you are in, you may even be required to
report it to the authorities(here in NJ it is a crime to fail to report ANY
suspiscion of abuse). If you are this concerned over his activities, then he
shouldn't be in Scouting at all. Just removing him from the Lodge is a
disservice to the other youth in the program.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City