Re: Permission Slips
Robert Haar (rhaar@RUST.NET)
Wed, 19 Feb 1997 20:10:47 -0500
> From: Jeff L. Glaze <jglaze@SUBASIC.SCIATL.COM>
> At 03:49 PM 2/18/97 -0500, Pete Townsend wrote:
> >When we go on our monthly campout, we always meet at the same location,
> >at the same time. It is assumed that if the boy is dropped off at the
> >departure point at the right time and with correct gear, etc. he has
> >permission to be on the trip.
> I don't know, .... I've always thought that making assumptions about just
> about anything was dangerous business... while I think most of your
> slip policy sounds good, I can imagine a situation where the above
> may not prove true.... and could cause some serious difficulties...
Let me amplify a bit on what Pete said (we are both ASMs with the same
We do try to make this part of our procedures clear to the parents when
visit or join the troop. Also, we warn the parents that their sons are
likely to have
some minor injury - cuts/bruises/burns/blisters/etc. at some time.
And this applies only to weekend or day events. For summer camp and high
we do use permission forms specific to that event.
The other complication with any type of permission slip is that we are
seeing more and
more boys from divorced families and more complicated custody arrangements.
if Mom signs a permission slip for a weekend when Dad was supposed to have
Ultimately, I would hope that a court would rule that we did nothing wrong,
but we could end
up in the middle of a legal battle.
Robert Haar email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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