Youth Protection / Learning to Read
David F. Delman (Delman01@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Mon, 9 Feb 1998 08:45:09 -0500
<<Fri, 6 Feb 1998 10:16:03 "Edward J. Line" <ejline@CPIS.NET>>
Ah! Ed, You bring up one of my frustrations.
I am sorry that you know people like I do that don't
take the time to read the resources BSA provides us
yet are in scout leadership positions. Since these =
resources are in the front of our key books I would =
be forewarned to question other things they tell you =
as facts. Your judgment or common sense may be =
better than many of their knowns.
In the front of both the BoyScout Handbook and the
ScoutMaster Handbook is a little pull out that most
leaders NEVER read. "How to Protect Your Children
from Child Abuse". On Page 12 it notes that boy scout
troops are "encouraged" to review the materials
annually. The word "encouraged" by most seems to mean
"never" and some read this section as saying it only =
applies to "attempting" to obtain the video. That
little pamphlet once torn out of the ScoutBook often =
goes right in the trash can.
ScoutMasters and the Troop Committee Adults in
performing their duties to EACH BOY and FAMILY =
the Chartering Organization, and BSA should find =
a way to insure that each boy and each family =
reads and understands this pamphlet BEFORE =
being allowed to JOIN the troop (Page:3) =
<Woah!! even closer to the front cover.
Ed thanks for letting me vent on this shared =
YiS, IMHO, and may we each attempt to live the SO,SL,SS,SM
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Baden-Powell Council=
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City