Re Two Leader Rule
Daniel W Brown (dabrown2@VT.EDU)
Tue, 26 Sep 1995 11:46:17 +0600
>I far does 2 leaders go. I would never do it with boys I just know because
>of Boy Scouts (ok, I was caught a couple of times). I get grief when I
>transport kids outside of Boy Scouts. What is your opionion on that. I
>feel some of our leaders our too strict on 2 leaders when it isn't in Boy
You raise some interesting questions? I have run into several situations
where there are problems with the two leader rule.
First, for decades our troop has dropped scouts at thier homes after
campouts because we cannot go to the church without disturbing services or
we cannot tell exactly when we will be back from long trips. I routinely
end up with one scout left in my car at the end. I don't see any way around
it without a lot of elaborate planning.
Second, if no leader comes with a pickup, then my station wagon gers filled
with gear leaving only two seats. One for me and one for a scout. We
usually don't have enough seats to leave the right one empty. For several
years, I handled these problems by having one or both of my stepsons be the
last scout. But they have been out of scouting for several years.
Last winter I ran into a new situation. After four hours of freezing rain,
we decided to cancel a campout and take the scouts home. After an hour of
packing, two hours of pushing the cars out, and a short trip into town; I
found myself with a scout whose parents were out and he did not have a key.
He was soaked. I couldn't leave him standing in the rain so I had to take
him home with me. Anyway I took him home, gave him som dry clothes, and we
ate pizza and watched TV for a couple of hours until his parents got home.
My wife was at home at the time.
Another sitation occured last night. I showed up first for a troop meeting
and opened the building. The next person to show up was a scout about five
minute later. We stood there in the meeting room and talked about canoe
racks for about five minutes until another scout showed up. Was I supposed
to tell him to wait outside.
I realize that we need the two leader rule, but there are a lot of real life
situations that it dies not cover.
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