Re: Sleeping Arrangements for Explorers
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 7 Jul 1996 13:41:29 -0400
While not exactly as clear as it might be, the Explorer Leader Handbook
at pages A-64 to A-67 sets out the Youth Protection Policies for
Explorers and makes it clear that "One-on-one contact between adults and
Explorers is not permitted, except for authorized ride-along programs."
The policies also state that youth members, in this case 14-21, cannot
share a tent with an adult leader (over 21). Now this can lead to some
fairly silly circumstances. For example you might have two college
roommates in the Post - one is 20 (junior) and the other 21 (senior).
These guys live together for 9 months of the year at college but
officially cannot share a tent in Exploring. Frankly, I like what I hear
about NOAC from Bruce's posting, it makes more sense to have a clear cut
off at 18.
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Scout '67, Serving as Deputy District Commissioner for Training,
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