Re: Two leaders
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 25 Sep 1995 12:08:26 -0400
On Mon, 25 Sep 1995, William John O'Connell (William J. O'Connell) wrote:
> Last Friday, our Troop was going to the Fall Camporee. Our meeting place is
> at a church. When I arrived, a boy was there from a different Webelos den
> that was suppose to meet at a different church. I knew this boy for a long
> time and I know the parents really well - I know him on a personal level,
> not just a Boy Scout level.
(I then found out his parents were there to transport him.)
I would hope that parents wouldn't just "drop off" a Webelos scout at the
church - that they'd stick around with him until the rest of the den
arrived. Sounds like thats what they did in this case; you just didn't
> transport kids outside of Boy Scouts. What is your opionion on that.
The 2 deep leadership stuff is for your protection, as a leader, too.
That way, you're not alone with the scout for him to say "he touched
me." When its a your word against his situation, you'll lose.
I disagree that you planned to "transport outside of Boy Scouts." Did
you take off your uniform and say some incantation before being "outside
Boy Scouts?" I suspect not. To an onlooker, it would appear that a
single Webelos cub got into/out of a car with a single adult leader.
Distinctions about which unit the cub was registered in, and transporting
cubs from other units not "being in the job description" of your position
in your unit notwithstanding, you should've taken another person with you
Just my opinion, but given in the scouting spirit.
Paul H. Brown, UC, GW District, National Capital Area Council
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