Re: Youth Protection help
John E. Campbell (spectrum@IAG.NET)
Wed, 15 Nov 1995 23:19:00 EST
At 09:05 AM 11/15/95 EST, you wrote:
>I am being told by professional scouters that it is
>acceptable for me to invite a scout to my house to work on
>my computer -if parents are informed and consent-.
>I didn't know that parental consent changes the YPP
>'guidelines' prohibiting one-on-one contact. Does this sound
>wrong to anyone else out there? When I asked the question
>above at my council office, I was told it would be 'OK', that it
>fell into a "grey area", and I should "trust my gut."
>What do any of you think of this advice/interpetation.
Well, seeing that my position as ACM deals specifically with Youth
Protection I guess I should jump on the band wagon here. IMHO I would say
definitely not. The whole idea of 2-Deep Leadership is to not only protect
the boy but to protect you too! There should be another adult there.
Preferably from the boy's family and specifically not from your family. Ask
a neighbor or other adult friend to join you. Additionally, if the other
person who joins you is computer literate then the boy may benefit from the
wisdom of two people instead of just one!
From: John E. Campbell
Wolf Den Leader / Assistant Cub Master
Pack 608, Central Florida Council
Owner: Campbell Automotive Technologies
Automotive Electronic Accessory Specialist
(have a question? feel free to email) :-)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City