Re: BSA: Unregistered parent
Stephen Rex Goode (rexg@TELEPORT.COM)
Thu, 21 Sep 1995 08:24:15 -0700
On Thu, 21 Sep 1995, Michael F. Bowman wrote:
> The questions that Rex has raised about the role of an unregistered
> parent seem to have gone beyond the general question of parents helping
> to that of specific parent with some specific constrictions on
> registration. This suggests that either there is a personal reason for
> the parent not feeling able to register or a question of whether the
> parent would meet the criteria for registration. In such cases, I think
> that the parent in question ought not to take a position that requires a
> registration. As to other roles, this is something that needs to be
> worked out with the chartering organization and the local professional
> staff. Obviously we do not have the specifics and it probably would not
> be appropriate to get into personal matters affecting the privacy of the
> individual on this forum. In my opinion this needs to be addressed
> privately and with the chartering organization that is ultimately
> responsible for assuring the character and quality of leadership and with
> the local DE who can address registration issues and speak for BSA. My
> concern here is with trying to address an issue without sufficient
> information to make informed opinions and with the privacy of the
> individual concerned.
Agreed, mostly. First, don't assume that the question is asked about one
specific person. I'm trying to get a feel for what requires registration
and what does not.
I'm trying to determine what any parent can do that is not registered,
even if the parent plans to register. For example, what do we do when an
adult backs out of an outdoor activity at the last minute, and no
registered person is available on short notice, but an unregistered
parent is. What if that parent can't be registered because of the
"Declaration of Religious Principles" requirement?
Certainly, long term, the council should make a determination about
individuals. In some cases, however, the person may be willing to help
their son's troop but would prefer not to discuss private matters with
unfamiliar council personnel.
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