Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Venturing Dating
Re: Venturing Dating
Sat, 13 Feb 1999 13:53:58 EST
Mark W. Arend said:
>OK, here's a new spin on this case. Two members of a Venture group are
>dating--he's 20 & she's 19. Does this mean that when he turns 21 they must
>either break off their dating relationship or one must quit the Venturing
>It seems as if these rules need a little slack in them.
I agree! Let's remember the REASONS for the fraternization rules here! They
aren't there to keep healthy young men and women from seeing each other
socially!! They are to prevent an adult LEADER from preying on a young
Let's forget about legalities here and use a little common sense. In a case
Mark stated above, it would be ludicrous to expect one or the other to leave
program when he turns 21. In fact, there is nothing wrong, I feel with a
old "leader" to date a 20-year old he met in the Venturing program provided
relationship does NOT manifest itself during activities and provided that the
is not using his position as a way of getting "dates". Let the lawyers argue
want, WE have to live in the REAL WORLD!
Let's take this scenario even farther -- suppose the 21-year old leader and
20-year old Venturer are MARRIED. Yes, at that age I believe it's legal in
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