Re: Unrelated Male on Pack Overnighter (long)
Sally Garnaat (sally@U.ARIZONA.EDU)
Thu, 27 Feb 1997 09:56:12 -0700
The best thing would be for the boyfriend to attend a meeting with the
scout so you could see how they interact, but it would nice if you could
at least meet the guy and talk to him, see how much time he spends around
the scout, see if the boyfriend "acts" mature. Was HE ever a scout?
On Thu, 27 Feb 1997, Lorie McGraw wrote:
> Okay, here is the problem. One of the Webelos ( big, savvy 10 year
> old), who is a "handful" (we all have a few, this one has a real reputation)
> will be going. His mom can't come, his step-dad _won't_ come (don't know
> why), so mom has arranged for the boyfriend of his older sister to take the
> scout. The boyfriend is over 18, but I know no other background besides
> that. We will be driving down, I do not know if this boyfriend is driving.
> So please, help me out. My concern is for the safety and wellbeing
> of _all_ of the boys. I want this scout to attend, certainly, but this is
> not a picnic area. Just how well will a young man who is not related to a
> scout supervise that scout who is difficult in controlled situations, let
> alone in uncontrolled ones? Are we opening ourselves up to legal issues?
> What about 2-deep leadership (all of our parents are supposed to have viewed
> the Youth Protection parent's videos)? Since I am listed on the Tour
> permit, will I be liable if this scout jumps ship, harms another scout, or
> the boyfriend molests another scout? What is the Official stand on this,
> Mike? Cliff?
> Lorie L. McGraw Indian Waters Council
> Wolf Leader Pack 410 Den 4 Etowah Creek District
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> Columbia, SC
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