Re: Youth Protection
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@NYC.PIPELINE.COM)
Wed, 11 Sep 1996 17:23:45 GMT
On Sep 10, 1996 12:54:23, '"Paul H. Brown" <phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG>' wrote:
>I had an inquiry about whether a scouter can transport scouts under the
>Youth Protection Guidelines. As I read them, two scouters (or, a scouter
>and another adult) must be present at all times. Does this mean that two
>adults must be in each car that is used to transport scouts?
Paul, I believe you are confusing two DIFFERENT rules, which are often
confused. The youth protection rules DO NOT STATE ANYWHERE that there need
to be two adults present. What they do state, and what is the foundation
on which the whole YP picture is built, is that there NEVER be ONE adult
alone with ONE youth. Thus, in a mixed age group there must be at least
three people, but the third person can be either another youth or another
The TWO ADULT rule you are talking about refers to the leadership required
on an activity. This requires two adults FOR THE ACTIVITY, one of whom is
over 21, etc. The reason for this is so that, if there is an injury which
requires someone to be taken to the hospital, etc., there will still be at
least one adult to stay behind with the rest of the group. I know that,
then, there will be only one adult left with the remainder of the group,
but that is just one of those things that happens sometimes.
There is no requirement that I am aware of that requires either that there
be a second adult in each vehicle, OR that only the driver's child may ride
in the front seat.
I hope this helps clear up any confusion.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City