Re: Leaders Misbehaving
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Sun, 14 Sep 1997 18:34:56 -0400
At 04:07 PM 9/14/97 -0600, Earl Needham wrote:
(I do not recall the original note, so my comments relate only to the
statement below and not necessarily to the original thread.)
> 1. If your troop has the required "two-deep" leadership, the other
>should be witness enough.
> "Two-deep" leadership means, simply put, that there should be NO
>an adult leader is alone with one or more Scouts. Is this the case in your
But this is NOT what the two deep leadership policy says. It says: "Two
registered adult leaders, or one adult and a parent of a participating
Scout, one of whom must be at least 21 years of age or older, are required
for all trips and outings."
Note that it does NOT say that there must be two adults present at all
times. It says that the TRIP OR OUTING (note that this does NOT appear to
include meetings) must have two adults.
Youth Protection guidelines require that a single adult not be with a single
youth at any time. But there is NOTHING that I am aware of which precludes
one adult from being "alone" with two or more youth. The YP guidelines can
be met with multiple adults and one youth or multiple youth with one adult.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City