Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Cub Den Meetings at Home (Long)
Re: Cub Den Meetings at Home (Long)
Wed, 7 Oct 1998 08:15:16 -0400
When I was a Cub leader > 6 years ago, we always required 2 deep leadership, or
the event was to be canceled immediately. If the Cubs were showing up at my
door, their parents couldn't leave until my assistant arrived. We run our BS
troop the same way - no second adult - no meeting. Happily we have never had to
send boys home.
The only hazy area was whether a spouse could serve as the second adult. The
GTSS doesn't cover this. However, since many reasonable people would expect a
spouse to support their partner in any dispute, I have always contended that the
second adult should not be related to the first. If your spouse, or sibling,
wants to be an assistant DL - great! But you then need a third person.
Michael Serafin wrote:
> Yes, BSA does have a 2 adult policy. It's in the Cub Leader Book. It
> requires that 2 adults be present at all meetings. At least one can has to
> be a registered leader, the other doesn't have to but must be a parent of
> one of the boys at that meeting.
Ron Raab-Long DelMarVa Council
SA, Troop 903 Two Bays District
Boy Scout Training Coordinator Dover, Delaware USA
Unit Commissioner Problem Captain, Delaware OM
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