Guide to Safe Scouting and Youth Protection Guidelines
David F. Delman (Delman01@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Thu, 14 Aug 1997 06:08:23 -0400
>Tue, 12 Aug 1997 23:56:02 -0700
>Dean Hayes <dhayes@SNOVALLEY.COM>
>Guide to Safe Scouting and Youth Protection Guidelines.
=46rom a Safe Scouting Perspective it seems like you did a good job
better than many. Congratulations on knowing the Guidelines exist.
Per the spirit of the rules another boy should have gone along
in the car. Youth Protection and 2nd Emergency preparedness being
the reasons. A bit of overkill sometimes but smart depending on
the situation or the adult/boy interpersonals.
Since the person taking the boy home brought your coverage down =
to 2 adults I am not sure what 1:1 means in your posting.
Being at Camp isn't quite the same as being really on "your own"
camping. You always have other adults available at the next site
so you are a lot safer than situations the Guidelines are covering.
In the spirit of the rule of 2 it means that in emergencies you
always have 1 adult with the boys and then quickly get back to 2.
When down to 1 adult, adult judgement should rule for any events =
the boys are performing. So the 1 who is left should be the stickler.
On a separate issue (1st Aid)
In injuries fast treatment usually reduces the healing time and
brings back full function with less scaring. In addition to my
own experience with this I heard on the TV yesterday about a =
football player with a broken tibula being in back in action
3 weeks after injury. =
I probably would have called his parents and coaxed them to come
get him. If they couldn't come you have in your troop box or ? =
signed medical forms that allow you to take him to a local hospital.
As one stickler to another keep it up, also be flexible, =
and live the spirit of these Guidelines rather than =
the i's and t's.
Yis, IMHO, and may we all attempt to live the SO, SL, SM, SS
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Susquenango Council=
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