Re: SCOUTS-L Digest - 7 Oct 1995 to 8 Oct 1995
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Mon, 16 Oct 1995 23:24:22 -0400
On Oct 16, 1995 09:16:15, 'Kathie Cerveny <kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU>'
>Think about --- a troop is required to have 2 deep leadership -- but in
>reality that means at least 3-4 -- so, if there is trouble and a run needs
>be made to a hospital, the whole troop does not have to move.
This is not so. The two deep leadership policy is different from the youth
protection policy. The reason for the two deep leadership policy is so
that, if there is an injury which requires one of the leaders to leave with
one or more of the Scouts there will still be at least one adult left
behind with the rest of the unit. There is no need for 4 adults so that
you can have two with each group. However, the YPP would require that
there be at least 3 people in each of the groups, as long as there is at
least one youth in each group, so that there will not be a one on one
>The local council is allowed to waive the one on one ONLY in
>camporees, camps, etc., and only then to a one adult per every 5 scouts,
>only at district or council programs.
I do not find this exception in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Can you quote
I do not disagree that prudence requires additional leadership for younger
Scouts than it might for older boys. However, I still believe the CS rules
preclude weekend camping by Cubs, except Family Camping, and require a
parent or other designated adult (other than the WL) for each Webelos who
is weekend camping.
The relaxation of these rules are for "resident camp of at least two nights
during the regular camping season" only. I interpret this to mean resident
summer type camping, not a weekend camporee.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City