Re: Pregnant scouts...
RYAN KEIL (RYAN.KEIL@M.CC.UTAH.EDU)
Mon, 4 Jul 1994 11:12:59 -0600
On Sun, 3 Jul 1994, C. Findley wrote:
> Yes, I was able to handle my own condition. I delivered at home in a
> birthing tub. Due to an accident blocking traffic, the midwife wasn't able
> to arrive until 20 minutes too late. I had done a LOT of research, so I
> knew how to handle birth. It was no big deal. If I had gone into labor at
> camp, I would have delivered there. I see no difference. It should be the
> decision of the mother.
> As far as the canoe, I fought that one out with council. I've been a
> lifeguard since I was 17. Swimming is second nature to me. The issue came
> up of "What if you're knocked out?" but I had another lifeguard, and friend,
> in the canoe with me! I was as capable as a leader then as I've ever been.
> The risks of me being injured were no more or less than they are now; or of
> you being injured for that matter. We all do our best to be careful always.
> I gave ALL my abilities fair consideration. My kids were NEVER at risk. I
> would NEVER attempt something with my Scouts that I didn't KNOW I was
> capable of. That is part of my duties.
Were I the professional scouter responsible here, I would have to concede
that plenty of forethought and consideration had gone in to making the
decision to participate. An adequate backup was in place [ the friend ]
and the qualifications seem to meet the guidelines. Unless there happens
to be a black-and-white policy in re this, I think I couldn't find an
Again, congratulations on the birth of your son! ;-)
Ryan Keil, BEAR-ly Scoutin'
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City