Re: Help Request - Quality Unit Requ
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Thu, 19 Oct 1995 14:28:10 -0400
re: YPP training person now required for Quality Unit award.
I chuckle at this requirement. Now, before I get any flames let me explain.
The requirement states that an assistant unit leaders must be designated as
being in charge of Youth Protection training, and such. Nowhere does it
require that such training actually take place! Or, if mandated there is
absolutely no way to verify this training person actually performed the
training according to his job description.
Obviously, youth protection and youth protection policies are a must. It is
also highly desirable to have our leaders trained in the BSA's policies in
this regard. It is also great to make parents aware of the BSA's policy and
other related issues. But, this requirement does not do any of this!
IMO, it is no different than the rechartering requirement that calls for
three registered committee members. If a unit cannot get an active committe
or is unwilling to do so (!) it is too easy to get around this by simply
getting three names on a piece of paper then never bothering them until next
year's rechartering package is due.
*Maybe* this appeased some lawyers in Irving, but it did nothing to solve
any problem. The reason is worthy but the rule does nothing. I intensely
dislike spurious rules that accomplish no goal.
A better requirement for the Quality Unit designation would have been
something along the lines of requiring all unit leaders (or limit it to
SM/ASM or CM/ACM/DLC/DL/WDL/Tiger Coordinator) to have participated in a
Youth Protection Training experience.
soon to be something in Three Fires Council, IL
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...but I will always be an Eagle (1981)
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