Re: New Rules for Local Tour Permits?
Kathy Coates (Tuwanda@AOL.COM)
Thu, 20 Aug 1998 12:26:30 EDT
Yes. Just like the people said: anytime you meet at a place other than your
normal meeting place, you should file a tour permit.
Notice I said should instead of must. There are exceptions to the "rule" in
every council and they vary from council to council.
So like I always say at my CLT's: when in doubt, fill it out. I work in the
legal profession and daily I see people getting sued over stupid stuff. What
makes it stupid stuff is that *a little foresight* on the part of the
defendant would have prevented a lawsuit, or at least mitigated the
damages,and all the emotional upheaval that goes with it.
In BSA it goes like this: a little foresight = tour permit; mitigated
damages=tour permit. (This means that you could still be named in a lawsuit,
but BSA insurance kicks in.)
While we are on this subject, are there any attorneys out there who have been
following the Volunteer Act? Has it been challenged yet?
Katherine Coates, ASM Troop 28
Santa Ana, CA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City