Ted Burton (tedburtn@CRIS.COM)
Mon, 9 Oct 1995 17:34:10 -0600
>Our sponsor (PTA) is considering dropping our charter due to possilbe
>liability issues. They received a letter from the national PTA stating that
>PTA members could be held personally liable for suits brought against the Pack.
>Any suggestions? We meet with the PTA in a few weeks to discuss this.
First of all, become familiar with BSA insurance, and explain that while
anyone can go to court and file their laundry ticket, if they have the
filing fee, it is a different matter to win. Insurance provides a defense
attorney and someone to pick up damages.
Pledge to do your part to follow Youth Protection religiously. My own
charter partner in Anchorage was a PTA, and got this same propaganda, and
decided to recharter anyway. Didn't hurt that the PTA board members had
kids in the Pack and Troop! (recruit some!).
Some imaginative attorney might even sue them if they did not recharter, on
the grounds that had they rechartered the complained of incident would not
have occurred.... that is, so you just threw the kids to the wolves, eh!!!
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