Re: BSA- YPP discussion: Forward from Michael F. Bowman
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 24 Mar 1995 07:43:00 -0500
I fully agree with what I see are the two purposes of YPP: protection of
youth and protection of scouting (and scouters). By weeding out abusive
scouters, and having 2 deep leadership, we ensure that abuse doesn't take
place WITHIN SCOUTING.
I'm interested to know what the mechanics are within the BSA profession
when abuse is reported. If abuse by a scouter is alleged, I assume that
the scouter is immediately suspended from scouting. What investigation by
BSA is made? When (if ever) is the scouter reinstated if the allegations
of abuse are unfounded? Does the SE or DE conduct his (her) own
investigation, or is a report to the gendarmes made and that is the end of
Suspending (permanently) a scouter when an allegation of abuse is made
will certainly protect the BSA organization. Failure to reinstate if the
allegation is unfounded doesn't seem right to me.
Just what is the procedure?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City