Re: Guide to Safe Scouting and Youth Protection Rules
Lee Tarantino (leetar@POP.MA.ULTRANET.COM)
Wed, 20 Aug 1997 08:46:29 +0000
Joseph Alessi wrote:
> This issue came up in my troop with the Scoutmaster. He sometimes drove to
> camp with his son and another youth in his truck. He stated that this was
> ok because the youth's parent was on the committee and gave his ok. Our DE
> came down hard on him and said that he had to stop, because he was
> violating policy. His point was that each parent gives us "permission" to
> supervise their children, but that a parent cannot authorize anyone to
> ignore a BSA rule.
I agree with you, the Guide to safe scouting says:
"During transportation to and from planned Scout outings.
1.Meet for departure at a designated area. 2.Prearrange a schedule for
periodic checkpoint stops as a group. 3.Plan a daily destination
point. A common departure site and a daily destination point are a
must. If you cannot provide two adults for each vehicle, the minimum
required is one adult and two or more youth members--never one on
It is fine to have one adult and morre that one scout in a vehicle
but the other requirements must be met. A common departure point
being one of them.
The two deep leader bit is discussed constantly, but is really a lot
easier than the amount of discussion would indicate.
Scouting is a way of life,
Lee E. Tarantino
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City