Re: BSA: Unregistered parent
Ted Burton (tedburtn@CRIS.COM)
Thu, 21 Sep 1995 06:51:46 -0600
Rex Goode wrote, before saying he used to be a Buffalo (I'd best be
careful, since a Buffalo could step on one of us foxen):
>On Tue, 19 Sep 1995, Paul Veltman wrote:
>> I would say it depended on why the adult could never be registered. If it is
>> because of past criminal behavior I'm not sure that is someone I would want
>> having an influence on my son or other boys. Character, morals and ethics are
>> a large part of the Scouting program.
For the sake of the question I asked, let's assume
>nothing is sinister here and tell me theoretically what such a person can
>or cannot do.
>Perhaps I should ask specific questions. Some have been partially answered.
>Opinions are welcome, but cited policy would be preferred.
>Can he fill committee positions? No. Committee positions are registered.
>Can he serve on a Board of Review? Yes. I have pulled people from the
>community for Eagle Boards, though never a majority.
>Can he chair a Board of Review? Suppose so, but have never had one ask or
>be suggested to do so.
>Can he sign requirements in handbook? No?
>Can he counsel a merit badge? No. Merit badge counselors must be
>registered as such for their signature to be valid.
>Can he drive for outdoor activities? Hope so. I've had parents drive on
>Can he participate in day outdoor activities? Yes. I've had parents around
>for this. How else should I pick out those people prone to say yes to
>being an Assistant Scoutmaster.
>Can he participate in overnight outdoor activities? Yes. At the Webelos
>level it is institutionalized as to parents.
>Can he teach skills in troop meetings? Of course.
>Any others? Without a background check, he should never be put in an
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