Re: YPP/Liability-Eagle Projects
Alan Houser (troop24@EMF.NET)
Sun, 3 Mar 1996 23:45:27 -0800
Don E. Robinson, M.D. <WA4YYM@AOL.COM> asks:
> 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?
> 2)Are Scouts and Scouters covered with insurance and liability coverage if
>say one of the Scouts is injured on an Eagle Scout project?
I can't give you a legal opinion on this, but I can tell you that we
always file a tour permit for Eagle projects, just in case it might help.
And we always follow the rule of two as well. Just because it's not a
Scout activity doesn't mean something can't go wrong (which is not to say
that if it were a Scout activity, something would go wrong....).
As I understand it, our troop medical insurance would not cover someone
who was not registered with the troop (we register the parents along with
the boy when he joins) unless he were participating in an activity that
would lead to his joining the troop.
One thing I have heard which disturbs me is that some agencies are declining
Eagle project proposals because of liability questions (what happens if
someone gets hurt, not during the project, but afterwards). Sad.
Alan R. Houser ** Scoutmaster, Berkeley Troop 24 ** firstname.lastname@example.org
** WWW page ** http://www.emf.net/~troop24/t24.html **
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