Re: Is The Minister Required To See YP Tape?
Len Motz (ALScouter@AOL.COM)
Tue, 2 Dec 1997 16:15:44 -0500
In a message dated 97-12-02 15:17:59 EST, you write:
<< A question came up at our last troop committee meeting. As the subject
of religious awards for the Protestant boys in the troop was being
discussed, the CC remarked that when the local minister agrees to
with the boys, he should be shown the youth protection video. Another
person disagreed and said that while the minister is certainly
to view the video, it really is not a requirement because the award
not a BSA award and that the minister need not be registered with BSA
any way. >>
Let me answer this question with another question. Is any registered leader
"required" to view the tape. IMO, the answer to this question is no. In
fact I know of no "requirement" written any that I have seen that says to be
a registered leader you "must" have any training. Unfortunately I know of
some leaders that have been registerred for years and have never been to any
training. Not a desired situation, but still all too common an occurence.
That aside, which minister are you referring too. The one the unit is
charterred through or any minister who may conduct the program. We have boy
is our troop that work on they religious programs through their own churches
and in some years have had as many as five different ministers working with
our boys. How they be required to view a BSA tape just because some of the
kids in the class are BSA members? Some years I have seen our minister do
the program with Boy/Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Campfire Kids all at the
same time. Then whose "rules"
In summary, any way you analyze it, I would say the answer is no, there is
no requirement for the minister to view they tape, however, nothing says that
you can not invite and encourge him to view it.
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