Randy Finder (NARAHT@DRYCAS.CLUB.CC.CMU.EDU)
Thu, 30 Jun 1994 01:08:00 EDT
I understand that this may be a touchy subject, (see rec.scouting for why :(
but it is quite reasonable for there to be pregnant scouts. Pretty much
all Scouting organizations have their top age for being a youth participant
higher than the legal age of marriage in that area. For instance, Virginia,
USA has a marriage age with parental concent of 16 and youth membership
can go all the way up to 21 (for explorers).
Couple of questions
1)has anyone actually dealt with a pregnant youth member
of their scouting organization. (Although UK, Canadian, Aussie Rovers go to 26,
stories from there are appreciated.)
2) BSA Specific: are a married couple who are youth members treated any
differently than any other two youth members of the opposite sex by
the Youth protection Policy(YPP)?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City