Re: YPP/Liability-Eagle Projects
Ben Parker (bparker@INTERACCESS.COM)
Sun, 3 Mar 1996 22:39:23 -0600
On Sun, 3 Mar 1996, Don E. Robinson, M.D. wrote:
> My two questions are:
> 1) Since Eagle Scout projects can and do involve non-Scouts and non-Scouter
> adults as well as Scouts and Scouters, are YPP rules in effect?
The only safe assumption is that YPP rules apply for all scouting events
(including to/from) where both adults and youth are present. If
non-scout youth and adults are also present, they should be treated the
same, with brief explanation about procedures if necessary. Remember YPP
rules are supposed to apply in all circumstances. The underlying
principles (if not the explicit rules) are applicable in non-scouting
situations also and can easily be applied (e.g. church, school, etc) if
other explicit procedures do not apply.
> 2)Are Scouts and Scouters covered with insurance and liability coverage if
> say one of the Scouts is injured on an Eagle Scout project?
The best thing to remember about Scout related insurance, is that in most
cases, it is 'secondary'. This means your own insurance is 'primary'
and would be the first called upon, before any scout insurance could
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