Withholding info/Scout's poor behavior
Jay Thal (jay.thal@TCS.WAP.ORG)
Thu, 14 Aug 1997 12:30:12 EST
First question is for those with some legal expertese out there:
1. What liabilities redound to the parents/guardians of a boy who is or should
be medicated, or who has previously manifestered dangerous behavior, if the
parents fail to: a) inform; b) send the meds along; c) remove the boy from meds
w/o medical advise, if that boy injures another?
2. If there are penalties, then should they not be provided/announced to the
parents - not to keep the boy out of Scouting, but to assure that they embrace
an informed risk?
3. Will Ted Argo III, or others, post their Troop's "Code of Conduct" so that
wemight consider incorporating it, or something similar, in our programs.
4. Does anyone have a structured (Napoleonic) code, with penalty progressivity,
for use with Scouts when major infractions arise?
Seems to me that "Rules of the Game" should be stated up-front, and
reiterated annually not to exclude, but to clarify responsibility to one
another (parents included).
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City