Re: Liability [3Gs]
Josh Miller (highland@NS.CENCOM.NET)
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 16:33:19 -0500
>As I understand it, there was no problem with the PTA organization until
>our National BSA Office informed all sponsors of the liability insurance
>coverage to let them know they are protected. This is when the national
>PTA realized the organization and officers could be sued. The national
>PTA then issued a letter to all PTA groups which recommended they not
>sponsor us because of possible lawsuits. I guess had our National kept
>quiet, we would still be sponsored by the PTA groups.
> Milt Forsberg
> SM, Troop 7
> Champaign, IL
A slightly different tract in regard to the PTA is that they do not want the
responsibility of approving leadership for the units they sponsor.
The PTA sponsorship as chartered organizations, became strained with the new
adult application process and the need for closer scrutiny (reference
checks) and approval of adult applications was implemented. Yes this did
open their eyes to the liability issue.
The National PTA organization recommends that local affiliates not charter
scouting units because the Boy Scouts will not indemnify them, and release
them from the selection process of volunteers.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City