Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1998: Re: YPP question
Re: YPP question
Paul S. Wolf
Tue, 29 Sep 1998 13:50:59 -0400
Pat meehan wrote:
> I've a question pertaining to YPP... Our Troop is camping this
> weekend and the only available leaders are 2 female leaders. Is
> there any issue with not having a adult male leader at the campout.
> Our Committee Chairperson (one of the ladies attending the campout)
> called council and they told her there was nothing wrong with that.
> Is there?
The Guide to Safe Scouting (http://www.usscouts.org/safety/g2ssI.html)
contains the following RULE:
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 or older.
I would interpret the last sentence to mean that since the leaders are
female, it is a coed overnight activity, and at least one male leader
over age 21 must be present. I'd also call back and quote the above
when you ask the Council Exec. (BTW - who did she talk to? A janitor,
secrtetary, District Exec., or the Scout Executive?)
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Traffic Engineer, Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office, Cleveland, Ohio
Past President, Great Lakes Region, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
Winding Rivers Dist. Advancement Comm., Greater Cleveland Council, BSA
Advancement Webmaster, US Scouting Service Project (www.usscouts.org)