Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Catholic Church Sponsored Units
Catholic Church Sponsored Units
Fri, 6 Nov 1998 01:13:30 -0600
From: Drew Mrenna <dmrenna@USA.PIPELINE.COM>
Subject: Catholic Church Sponsored Units
>We have started a new troop sponsored by a Catholic Church.
>I have heard that they (Catholic Church) are requiring background
>checks for adults working in their youth programs.
>Does this include Scout Units?
I have found that this is up to each diocese. (and sometimes, each parish
will add their own requirements.) The Diocesan Council or Bishop will
usually dictate the policy for their diocese. I have also seen this
precaution in other chartered partners like the Lions Club, Rotary, and
Moose, as well as other religious sponsors. It is really up to the
Chartering organization to check out and accept the Youth leaders in Scout
units. I really do not blame them for wanting to be cautious.