Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Eagle Blood Drives
Re: Eagle Blood Drives
Wed, 17 Feb 1999 11:13:45 -0500
On Mon, 15 Feb 1999, Donald R Izard wrote:
> Some time ago, we were informed that for Leagal reasons,
> blood dirves and ANY other project - like a handy cap access ramp -
> that " could in any way, expose BSA to ANY public liabiliby "
> would be denied or dis-approved.
Wouldn't that technically apply to anything the Scouts do as community
-Picking up trash in a park -- should a bottle break and all the little
slivers not be found, it _could_ be considered the BSA's littering or
their responsibility for not fully cleaning up their mess.
-Planting trees in a beautification project -- should said tree fall
onto someone or something, it _could_ be argued that it was improperly
planted and hence the BSA was negligent.
-Building a trail shelter -- should a nail pop out, rust, and scratch
someone, it _could_ be said to have been the BSA's fault for using
I'm not saying those views would WIN, I'm just saying they could be
raised and raising them in the manner a complaining party's lawyer would
be sure to raise them would be very bad PR.