Re: Parental Releases
Jack Weinmann (aa855@CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU)
Sat, 10 Jun 1995 02:02:09 -0400
Reply to message from mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG of Thu, 08 Jun
>The idea of having a parental release with a unit is that it can be used
>at a hospital in the event of a medical emergency to authorize treatment.
>In some areas a signed statement will do just fine.
Michael Bowman's statement above rang true for me when I was at Scout Casmp
with our troop. One of the boys had tripped and when he fell hit his chin
on an upright log that had been used as a seat at our fire circle.
He split his chin and the ashes that the log had on it from the fire circle
got ground into the cut. I had to take him to the local hospital for
stitches and I was very glad that we had the proper releases to allow me to
sign for his treatment.
This also pointed out to me just how much responsibility we take as leaders
when we take the boys out. It also made it clear to me that I would always
see to it that I had parental permission slips to go ANYWHERE with Cubs or
It helps the leader, the boys, and the medical care providers to have the
proper documentation and permissions with you when you venture anywhere!
Jack W. Weinmann firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City