Re: Guide to Safe Scouting and Youth Protection Rules
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Tue, 19 Aug 1997 03:12:53 -0400
Your DE may have been over enthusiastic about YPP and its application
during transportation. We have been advised here that it is perfectly
okay for an adult to transport two youth members, provided they both get
in and/or out at the same place, unless one is the child of the leader.
The idea is that there be no 1-to-1 situation.
If everyone in the unit had pick-up trucks, then they'd have to go find
bystanders to ride shotgun in order for each boy to have a ride with two
adults. So for a trip with 40 Scouts you'd need 80 adults. Absurd maybe,
but it does make a point perhaps.
I'm not sure that this is about finding a safe haven from YPP. Rather I
think there may misconceptions about what is appropriate under YPP with
confusion between separate issue; e.g., need to have parental consent to
attend an activity and once on an activity has started, the need for
leaders to abide by YPP using common sense. It is more important to
transport an injured Scout quickly, than to wait long periods of time for
a a third adult to appear.
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