Re: Adult Registration
Alan Wolfson (alanw@MDLI.COM)
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 10:11:55 -0700
At 05:34 AM 4/24/98 -0700, you wrote:
>I'm not sure if I agree with the registration idea. Adult recruitment is a
>problem, no matter the level. If the idea of registration is scaring them
>so be it - don't register them. I'd rather have 10 unregistered assistants
>than 1 registered one. On the other hand, if they're in uniform or on the
>charter, they'd better be registered or you're gonna get dumped on by the
>council. Good reasons to be registered? Local newsletters get sent to you.
>You can help meet the requirements for 2-deep adult leadership at outings.
>looks good on your resume in the personal section :) . If they ever
>go further in Scouting, it looks good on the leader app where it asks for
>Scouting experience - otherwise they wouldn't be able to prove anything.
>Reasons to not register? None. If your pack pays adult dues, there's no
>in the world to not register.
I can think of one compelling reason to have every adult registered in a
unit - Youth Protection! When an adult fills out an adult application, the
unit and its sponsoring organization should at the very least check out the
character references provided by the applicant.
When someone doesn't want to fill out an adult application, but still
wants to help, all kinds of red flags should be popping up in your mind.
Yours in Scouting,
Alan Wolfson Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
email@example.com Arrowhead District, Daniel Webster Council
firstname.lastname@example.org Nashua, NH
I used to be a bear (NE-CS-36) Co-leader GSUSA Cadette troop 7
I used to be a fox (NE-I-184)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City