Re: Two-deep leadership in cars
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU)
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 11:03:58 -0500
Roxanne Prahser-Madsen wrote:
> I have a question concerning two deep leadership that I was hoping
> someone on the list may have run into in the past. Our Pack is holding
> a caroling outing tomorrow at a retirement home that is a few miles from
> the school where our Pack holds its meetings. Each Den is responsible
> for getting its cub scouts to the outing. Each Den arranged enough
> drivers to get the boys there but no one planned on doubling up on
> adults in each car. One of the Den leaders said that we have to have 2
> adults in every car according to the cub scout rules for 2 deep
> leadership. We will obviously have more than two at the outing and all
> the cars are loading up at the same time and heading over to the event.
> Anyone know whether one adult is ok in the car drive to the outing if
> the actual outing has more adults? Thanks for the help!!!!!
Yes its fine.
Here is what the Guide to Safe Scouting actually 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 or
outings. There are a few instances
such as patrol activities, when no adult leadership is required.
Coed overnight activities require
male and female adult leaders, both of whom must be 21 years of age
2.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
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