Re: Scout drowning at camp
John Tudor (tudorj@HCI.NET)
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 13:12:59 -0400
At 11:18 PM 7/23/98 -0700, John Durbetaki said:
>I have not had this kind of situation, but I have had a set of parents
>who wanted nobody to know why and for what their son needed medication.
>They became outraged when I discussed with another adult leader the
>boy's medical condition and what we needed to look out for (4 eyes are
>better than 2, 6 are better than 4, ...).
Personally in this situation, I would refuse to take the scout along on any
outing. If the parents would not allow ALL adult leaders, and maybe even
the SPL to know about the medical condition, I absolutely would not assume
the responsibility for their son. Maybe if they signed a waiver which
specifically included language about the medical condition, and the
secrecy, but I doubt if I would even then. I think you would be opening
yourself up to a potential lawsuit, in addition to not having the best
welfare of the boy in mind.
Just my .02 worth.....
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