Re: Re Two Leader Rule
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Tue, 26 Sep 1995 13:23:19 -0400
On Tue, 26 Sep 1995, Daniel W Brown wrote:
> You raise some interesting questions? I have run into several situations
> where there are problems with the two leader rule.
I think that most of these could be avoided, with some advance planning.
> First, for decades our troop has dropped scouts at thier homes after
With my son in the troop, this isn't a problem for me. He gets dropped
off last. :-) I'll admit that there are some occasions (outings that
my son hasn't participated) when I've had to drive with only 1 scout for
> 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
Put some of the stuff into someone else's car, leaving seats for 2 scouts
in your wagon.
> 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.
With your wife at home, this is not a problem. She is #2 leader (or
maybe #1? :-) ).
> 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.
Perhaps you could have asked your scheduled adult leader to be a little
early for the meeting.
We need to remember that the 2 deep leadership rule is for _our_
protection as adults, as well as protection for the scouts and BSA. None
of us needs to be falsely accused of improprieties, and with some
awareness and advance planning we can make sure we don't have the
opportunity to be alone with the scouts.
Paul H. Brown, UC, GW District, National Capital Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City