Re: Relatives, SMs at Eagle BOR
Daniel W Brown (dabrown2@VT.EDU)
Thu, 14 Dec 1995 07:22:04 +0500
Bob Myers in response to Mike Bowman asks:
>This is clear, but seems to conflict with the BSA Youth Protection Policies
> just as clearly and explictily states that "All aspects of the Scouting
>are open to observation by parents and leaders." Would not the BSA Youth
>Protection Policy override the advancement policy/procedure/guideline? (I not
>quite sure of it's status.)
>I tell new parents that nothing will be hidden from them. They may be required
>to be wall flowers at some events, but they are welcome to attend and observe.
>When I make this statement, I expect to be telling the truth. Am I? Should I
>modify my statement in some way?
I don't think it is a question of precedence but an example of the
difficulty of drafting all encompassing rules and still making them simple
enough for everyone to understand. I can think of a number of situations
where you would not want the parent present for perfectly legimate reasons
and the Eagle BOR is one of them. Other examples might be camp staff
interviews and evualations which are really employment matters. I think
openess can be served in these instances by discussing the procedures and
goals with the parents in advance. On the other hand, I see no conflict
with YPP rules because of the composition requirements for the board.
The general statement "that nothing will be hidden from them" is true, but
cannot be expected to cover every possible situation.
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