Re: Parental Involvment
Gina Gestautas (NORTH@DRYCAS.BITNET)
Fri, 23 Sep 1994 14:41:00 EDT
Bob Condon said:
> stuff deleted talking about planned camp out and leaders not available...
>They were met this time with the 5 of us having other committments
>and were unavailable. One dad (son running the campout) said that
>he would go (change his plans) but I could not get a single
>other parent involved. Most of the new dads just said "I don't camp".
>The trip was cancelled on Thursday night for a saturday departure.
I realize that your council may not be following the new Youth Protection
rules.. but.. this question popped into my head..
The updated rules (soon to be coming to your council in the next year or
so) state that the person who signs the Touring Permit *MUST* accompany
the Pack or Troop on the activity.. under your scenario.. that probably
would not have been possible. Not only that, if only parents took over and
took your troop, are any trained and registered as leaders? Have they
been certified themselves in YPP? As the stricter Youth Protection
Guidelines filter through all councils, you may see more activity
cancellations based on lack of certified leaders or adults.
Not only that, any unit that does not follow all the rules and regulations
of the BSA in good faith, may be opening themselves up for liability.
* The following brought to you as a public service announcement by a *
* concerned unit commissioner who is doing leader training tomorrow! *
Gina Gestautas, Longhorn Council
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