Re: 21 year old Cub Scout leaders?
Mark Ray (info@EAGLEBOOK.COM)
Wed, 14 May 1997 08:48:42 +0000
>This is more pointed towards all of those in Cub Scouting. I know that
>when I was going through Cub Scouts, all of the Den Leaders and most of
>the adult leaders were parents of one or more of the boys in the pack. I
>was thinking of at least helping out, if not being active in Cub Scouting
>as well as Boy Scouts. Considering I'm 21 and single and don't have any
>children, I was wondering if people would worry about me helping out a
>pack. I mean, with all the instances and reports of boys being molested,
>I don't want anyone to think I'm one of those types of people.
>If it's not looked highly upon, I don't mind waiting until I have a son
>of my own to (hopefully) become interested in Scouting. =)
Go for it, James. Nearly every pack (and troop and post) could use another
set of hands.
As for child-abuse concerns, that's why BSA has youth protection
guidelines: to protect youth members from abuse and to protect adult
leaders from false accusations. If the pack follows these rules, you
probably couldn't molest a child even if you wanted to.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City