Re: Issue of abuse in past in leaders
Howard, Alvin (ahoward@VIRGO.MASSOLANT.NAVY.MIL)
Thu, 28 Sep 1995 06:03:03 GMT+5
>I don't know of any reason an adult should be kept out of leading
>simply because he was abused as a child - be it in Scouting or not.
When in doubt, check him out! Our committee has made connections
with the proper authorities to where we can check out a person. You
can't be too cautious these days.
>Your real issue with this person is his vow to "get around BSA rules". Read
>the adult application, it clearly says that the person signing on will comply
>with BSA policy, rules & regs. If he really intends to skirt policy, I think
>your committee has no choice but to remove him. Make sure your DE and
>Council Exec know what is happening in case a liability ssue comes up.
>Have some other adults talk with the guy first, see what the real problem is.
>I mean, if he really cares about the Scouts, he should come around.
Totally agree. Have him come before the committee and have the
chairperson explain to him the unit's stand on BSA policy and any
that may be particular to your unit. Ask him if he has any questions
about it and take it from there.
Good Luck, YIS
Jim Sheckels, I used to be a Bobwhite....
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City