Re: BSA: future adult registr...
Susan Ganther (susan@EMAIL.UNC.EDU)
Sat, 11 Mar 1995 20:49:26 -0500
On Fri, 3 Mar 1995, Ben Whitehouse wrote:
> The problem in the United States is, to the best of my knowledge, background
> checks cost upwards of fifty dollars for the fingerprinting, fees, etc. How
> many troops can afford to have all of their Adults checked. Or better yet,
> when a new voulnteer comes to the door, "Welcome to scouting, You need to buy
> a $100 uniform, $10 registration fee, fill out a lenghty form, and pay fifty
> dollars so we can have you fingerprinted." Is that a little much?
Well, Ben, the last time I checked, the uniform was $60.00 and
registration $7.00, so you have already saved enough to pay for the
Seriously, there is little in the current application process to keep
convicted pedophiles from changing locations and applying for leadership
positions after making a few friends in a new town. If you spread the
cost of the background checks over the entire membership of your Pack or
Troop it will not be such a terrible expense and if the parents
understand the security it will help to provide their children, they will
not be unhappy about paying it. It also should be presented to the
chartering organization as something they should consider paying for
rather than having it come from the unit treasury, but I would definately
want to make sure that the cost did not fall on the adult volunteer.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City