Re: BSA: Driving Scouts Home and YPP
Rick Clements (rickcl@POGO.WV.TEK.COM)
Wed, 26 Apr 1995 12:24:13 PDT
From: John Pannell <PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM>
}To make me more nervous, I was essentially forced to violate YP policy again
}this weekend. [...]
}by Friday afternoon there was just myself and two youth in this
}caravan. One drives, but they are forbidden to by council rules on such an
}event as this. Luckily I am known to the parents of both young men.
I don't have the YPP infront of me, but let me paraphrase what we were
told at training. You can't have a one on one situation with a Scout
other than your son. If at all possible, their should be an other
From that, driving two youth isn't desirable but it is permitted.
On occation, we run into a problems. The example someone else posted
where he discovered there was one Scout left after everyone else had
left. Someone else had suggested using time as their witness.
(People know when they left and arrived, so they didn't have time to
do anything. But, are you a suspect if there's heavy traffic?) If
you are stuck once and awhile with having to choose between two
undesireable options, that's life; choose the most desireable. If it
happens often, you need to look at the way you are doing things.
Here are a few options I thought of. There are probably more.
- If you're transporting one youth, try to get two more. (That way you
are likely to have at least two.)
- Have an other adult come and observe. Or can you find a job for
- Explain to your son that he's really needed.
- Is the bus an option?
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