Re: Parish Sponsorship
ralph romig (rwromig@PPCO.COM)
Mon, 13 Feb 1995 08:04:31 -0600
>Maj. John Danner writes about the desire of his pastor to bring the Scouts
>back under the direct sponsorship of the church. I am surprised by this,
>because it is my understanding that that the American church has told all
>bishops, NOT to charter any SCOUT troops.
Well aparently there are many parishes not listening because I'm aware of
many units sponsored by local parishes. Including our unit.
>This is being done solely from a perspective of liability. With the Knights
>as sponsors there is no DEEP POCKET to go after in the event of an injury,
>child endangerment or any one of a number of reasons that less than ethical
>people go after deep pockets. So while John is stuck in a very tough and
>from my perspective VERY ENVIABLE place, he needs to tactfully suggest that
>the pastor check with his diocese for their guidance on this.
Scouts carry a policy to indemnify the charter partner and this has been
made clear to our charter partner how this works.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City