Re: Sleeping arrangements question
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 14:59:23 -0400
On Wed, 11 Oct 1995, Scott Linscott wrote:
> 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?
> Separate Accommodations. When camping, no youth is permitted to sleep
> tent of an adult other than his own parent or guardian."
Looks like the purpose of such a "guardianship" is to permit an adult,
not otherwise permitted to share sleeping quarters with a youth BSA
member, to share sleeping quarters.
While I'm not up-to-date on what is needed for a guardianship
relationship to be established (whether a legal petition must be approved
by a judge, for example), my opinion is NO! YPP keeps BSA youth and BSA
adults separate when youth are, perhaps, most vulnerable: when sleeping
and when naked (showering and changing being euphemisms for nekkid). To
allow such a guardianship would defeat the purpose of the YPP guidelines.
Just MHO, of course.
Paul H. Brown, UC, GW District, National Capital Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City