Re: Patrol activities sans adults
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Tue, 26 Sep 1995 19:30:15 -0400
On Sep 26, 1995 08:14:14, 'Charles Batteau <B3ZAATN@CPSLSOPS.BELL-ATL.COM>'
>I just talked with my unit commissioner about this. Her (and, I
>believe, our council's) position is that you must have two-deep adult
>leadership on ALL scouting activities. Thus, if a patrol wants to
>take a day hike, it must recruit one of the troop's adult (age 21+)
>leaders (preferably a SM or ASM, but any registered leader over 21 is
>acceptable) and one other adult, can be a non-registered parent, over
>the age of 18.
You need to show your unit commissioner a copy of the Guide to Safe
Scouting. Unfortunately I only have the 1993 edition, but on page 4, in
the first paragraph of the section titled "Leadership Requirements for
Trips and Outings, in bold which indicates national policy, is included the
"There are a few activities, such as patrol activities, when no adult
leadership is required."
Unless this policy has changed it is clear that national policy allows
patrol activities without adult leadership. You council has no authority
to change national policy.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City