Re: BB belt loop
Susan Ganther (susan@EMAIL.UNC.EDU)
Tue, 2 Jul 1996 21:52:30 -0400
On Tue, 2 Jul 1996, Jess Olonoff wrote:
> I believe if you go outside of these norms for any reason you are placing
> yourself in a difficult position. I hope this info will get you out of
> any difficulty with the boy and his parents.
I agree, as an example of the kind of difficulties that can arise, we had
a cub at day camp a few years ago, who had trouble pumping the bb gun. To
get the leverage he needed to pump it, he placed the stock on the ground
and was pushing down on the lever when the bb gun discharged right into
his eye. He was lucky, it struck the flesh of his eyelid. He looked like
he had been stung in the eye by a bee, it could have been much worse.
If you were to certify that this child knows how to handle a BB gun, and
then the boy breaks a safety rule and harms himself or someone else,
might your having awarded him the achievement imply liability? How about
if he claims that you never told him that safety rule? I would not want
to be in a position to have to defend myself on those grounds without the
full support of having explicitly followed the program behind me.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City