Re: Mutiple Registration Questions
Henry Knowles (hknowles@POLARIS.ORL.MMC.COM)
Fri, 16 Feb 1996 12:26:44 EST
OK. I may have missed something, and I deal primarily with Boy Scouts,
not Explorers, but Settummanque has succeeded in confusing me (not
a very difficult task. :)
The way I read the Safety rule of four Mike quoted, there must be at
least two adults and at least four total people on any backcountry
expedition or campout. I don't see how that can be interpreted as
requiring two SETS of adults. Why wouldn't two adults and two youth
meet the requirement? They have four individuals and two adults.
Maybe the Explorer YPP is the reason for requiring two female adults
and two male adults, but the quoted policy certainly doesn't seem
to require it. By the way, I DO believe that having four adults
instead of two is usually a good idea, just not a required one.
Am I missing something?
Scoutmaster, Troop 911
> 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.
> 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.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City