Re: Youth Protection Question
patrick wilson (pwilson@CORIMAGE.COM)
Wed, 10 May 1995 10:13:08 PST
The age break is 18.. Those under 18 are youth and those 18 or older
are adults. There is no specification for cubs vs scouts. It is a good
idea to group the boys where there is a 3 year age difference or less.
But this is not a rule, this is more for the comfort level of the
older scout and each individual will have a different comfort level.
:> Patrick Wilson PWILSON@CORIMAGE.COM <:
:> Troop 92, Milpitas, CA I use to be a Beaver.... <:
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SCCC, Risk Management and Youth Protection Trainer
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Subject: Youth Protection Question
Author: SCOUTS-L Youth Groups Discussion List
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Date: 5/10/95 6:34 AM
Our pack is going to encounter a situation that seems to fall in a shady area
of the Youth Protection rules. We are going on an 1 night camping trip.
Because of the numbers of scouts and available tents (most of our traditional
sources of tents are having their own events that same weekend), we are
pretty much forced to 2 people per tent. It is absolutely clear that an adult
leader will not sleep in the same tent with a scout. But after pouring over
all of our literature, we just can't come up with the answer to the following
question....Can a 14 year old Den Chief sleep in the same tent as a Cub
Scout?? The Den Chief would be paired with a 2nd Year Webelos scout who has
"crossed over" [but to another troop if that has anything to do with it].
Would the situation be different if the Den Chief was with a 1st Yr. Webelos,
or Bear, etc.? Or what if the Den Chief (or other Boy Scout) was older, but
still a scout?
If anyone can provide a reference to BSA Literature that addresses this
situation, PLEASE RESPOND. Also, given that there may be no precise ruling
on this situation, people's personal views would be appreciated. I would
suspect that this is of interest to SCOUTS-L so responding to the list is
Committee Chairman, Pack 160, Herndon, VA.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City