Re: BSA: Unregistered parent
Alan Houser (troop24@EMF.NET)
Wed, 20 Sep 1995 23:05:36 -0700
Stephen Rex Goode <rexg@TELEPORT.COM> asks:
[about a parent who will not register as an adult leader]
>Can he fill committee positions?
Perhaps, but not officially. Definitely not CC.
>Can he serve on a Board of Review?
>Can he chair a Board of Review?
>Can he sign requirements in handbook?
>Can he counsel a merit badge?
No, but he can teach the skills necessary to meet the requirements.
>Can he drive for outdoor activities?
Yes, if his vehicle is on the troop list and has seatbelts and if he
is properly licensed and insured.
>Can he participate in day outdoor activities?
>Can he participate in overnight outdoor activities?
>Can he teach skills in troop meetings?
Others have mentioned the liability problems. Our council has also
provided us with information about medical insurance. Specifically,
it says that the standard unit policy with Mutual of Omaha does NOT
cover unregistered parents. If he has adequate insurance of his own
that would cover accidents, including medical evacuation, that might
occur on an outing, that may not be a problem. But it is something to
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