Sleeping arrangements question
Scott Linscott (slinscot@BIDDEFORD.COM)
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 13:42:56 -0400
As the new pack committee chairman, I've had a question posed regarding the
term "guardian." My questions:
1) Can a parent sign a temporary guardianship form to appoint a guardian for
a weekend campout?
2) Can a scout leader be named on that form?
3) Can a guardian be an Aunt or Uncle or anyone the parent designates to
bring their child if they cannot come?
My most recent memo to den leaders follows. Any help you could lend would be
to: Pack 345 den leaders
from: Scott Linscott
subject: Clarification of camping policy
date: October 11, 1995
Cub Scout Leader Book, p.160 states:
"Creating Barriers to Abuse
Two deep leadership. Two registered adult leaders or one registered adul
leader and a parent of a participant, one of who must be 21 years of age,
are required on all trips and outings...
No one-on-one contact. One-on-one contact between adults and youth membe
is not permitted. In situations that require personal conferences, the
meeting should take place in view of other adults and youths.
Respect of privacy. Adult leaders must respect the privacy of youth
members in situations such as changing clothes or taking showers at camp.
Adults should intrude only to the extent that health and safety require.
They should also protect their own privacy in similar situations.
Separate Accommodations. When camping, no youth is permitted to sleep in
tent of an adult other than his own parent or guardian."
The pack committee would like to direct your attention specifically to the
"Separate Accommodations" subheading in light of upcoming camping activities.
Thank you for your dedication to scouting and your commitment to having a
positive, life-long effect on the boys you work with.
P.S. I haven't been trained yet so forgive my ignorance ;-)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City