Re: Mutiple Registration Questions
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Fri, 16 Feb 1996 10:59:39 -0600
>However, I'm still confused by the following statement from Mike >Walton:
I don't blame you...I needed to make myself a little more clearer
than what I've stated previously..
>>If your Post decided to go out to Philmont, you will find
>>that you will need at least one more female adult to go with >>you. Now you
>>can "cheat" and get a parent to go, which would meet the
>>"dual-sexed, two-deep leadership" requirement, but a better way
>>would be to get a parent to serve on the Post Committee and
>>multiple her as a (Associate Advisor) AA.
>This summer we will go to Philmont (Cavalcade). The Advisor >(female) and
I (male) will drive two vans with 13 youth and their >"stuff". Another
adult (MC, male) will fly there and back >because he can't afford to take
the full amount of time off. The >Advisor and the other male will accompany
>on the trail while I remain behind. Thus, we will have "both >sexed,
two-deep leadership" but not "dual-sexed" for all portions >of the trip.
>Mike's statement above states that we must have 2 females and 2 >males as
leaders. I've never heard of that requirement before. >Maybe Mike assumed
I was taking 2 crews.
Aren't you? There should be one "pair" for every eight to ten
Explorers due to the BSA's insistance that you should have two
adults present during overnight camping events. If you have female
members going, you need two females in addition to the two males.
It's stupid. We've talked about this here on Scouts-L back in the fall. But
because we all know that *somehow* things occur with only one adult, the
"dual-sexed" two-deep leadership makes sense.
The BSA's Safe Guide to Scouting (1995 version, page 4) states
the following with regard to your Post's plans:
"3. Safety rule of four:
No fewer than four individuals (always with the minimum of two
adults) go on any backcountry expedition or campout."
The rationale is that you have two sets of adults to "backup" each
other. If for some unforseen reason, someone gets injured, one
set goes with the injured person, and you still have that minimum
two-deep leadership behind.
This is part of the BSA's Exploring implementation of the YPP.
>The last time I went to Philmont with a coed Post (not this one), >we did
have 2 female and 2 male leaders, but that time we took 2 >crews. This time
we only have 1 crew (although Cavalcade crews >are a bit larger than walking
When was the last time and was this before or after the BSA's
Exploring YPP implementation? One of the biggest complaints I've
heard from Exploring leaders is that anytime we go out someplace
overnight, we have to have FOUR adults (two male, two female) if
we take even ONE female. "Want to kinda downplay having girls to
go if its that much trouble", said one Scouter.
The problem with only 1 female is that "someone" can say that that
female adult "have done something" with one of the males or females, and
there would not be another female adult to confirm or
deny it. Yeah, you have two males there....but the principle is
that the males "chaporone" the males and the females "chaporone" the females.
>We never have 2 females on camping trips (or meetings).
The way I've read the BSA's YPP is that you don't need to have
two female adults during meetings or nothing *overnight*, but
you need to have a female adult if you're going to have female
members present. The only time in which you need two female adults is when
your Post conducts any kind of overnight activity
>Please clarify. If we must have 2 females on campouts, we will >never camp
Why can't you just get another female adult to come along? The
YPP says that the additional leadership DOES NOT HAVE to be
registered, so that means that a parent of one of your Explorers
can be that second female adult, or the wife or girlfriend of
one of the advisors can function as that second female adult.
Don't let the BSA's "handholding" rules keep you from enjoying
the program of the BSA, Utah. There's ALWAYS a way around it,
and in this case, it could be that you get someone that wants to
come along "for the ride" as that second adult. But please don't
try to camp without the neccessary adult "supervision". Things
"do happen" and you want to be able to at least say that "we had
two sets of adults, and unfortunatly, it happened anyway".
I hope that this makes what I've stated earlier a little clearer,
and that I've included where I got the information from.
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