Re: Background Checks
Scouter Petey (sfqm@SCFN.THPL.LIB.FL.US)
Fri, 19 Sep 1997 18:23:28 -0400
We just use the simple approach. We take three would be leaders up in our
helicopter, ask the first if he has anything in his/her past that would
prevent them from being an adult leader in this troop. He/she answers "No
of course not. I am above reproach." We then throw him/her out of the
helicopter to fall 3000 feet to the ground. Next we ask the second and
third. Amazing how many correct answers we get.:)
Petey Parish Eagle's Dad
Scoutmaster Emeritus Troop 11
Gulf Ridge Council Brandon (Tampa), Fl.
I used to be a BEAVER. . A good ol' BEAVER too. .
Sure, you might get lost.....but don't worry, you're biodegradeable!!
On Thu, 18 Sep 1997, Kevin S. Woods wrote:
> I am having a problem, I would like to post to the wisdom of the list.
> In the past our CR (also IH), The fire chief sent adult leader apps. to the
> police department for background checks. Recently he has been advised that
> this is no longer allowed by the National Crime Computer people. I work
> part time for state police, so I know that this is true.
> He has refused to sign off leader apps, being concerned about the liability
> he encurrs without being able to run criminal history checks.
> My DE has suggested that we go to an outside source to run security checks.
> This could cost upwards of $10.00 a shot. I do not see how we can ask a
> parent who is already being asked to pay for registration, to pay for the
> security check. And I am not sure the Pack and troop can afford it.
> PLEASE!!!!!! Tell me what your procedures are for background checks on
> potential leaders.
> Kevin S. Woods
> Scoutmaster Troop 111
> Daniel Webster Council
> Historic District DWC Training chairperson
> Raymond, N.H.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City