Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: MB counselor registration question
Re: MB counselor registration question
Tue, 15 Jun 1999 15:10:57 -0700
> And now I'll take exception to some of the specifics. I am not aware of
> any requirement by BSA that one leader in a unit MUST be YPT trained.
> There is a requirement that to be a Quality Unit one ASSISTANT unit leader
> (and I believe it specifically states that the YP coordinator must be an
> assistant leader and not the leader or a committee member) be YPT trained
> and be assigned the task of coordinating YPT within the unit. This is
> significantly different from requiring one leader in every unit to be YPT
Welpers, I can answer this one...
Tour Permits require atleast 1 of the tour leaders to be YP Trained.
Wanna take those boys anywhere and wanna be insured for it so that if
something happens it dont come out of your bankbook? Well, you
better file a tour permit and it better have a youth Protection Trained tour
leader on it.
Frankly, I do not see why everyone is balking at this training. As a
parent, I am glad that the leaders that lead my son are youth protection
trained. I am also glad that they are registered and their backgrounds
checked out. As a leader, I dont mind spending an hour and a half once
every 3 years getting this training. But as a matter of fact, I get it more
often than that but that is ok too.
As for having a youth protection trained MB counselor, well if they arent
required to have the training, then you can be darned sure that I or
another adult that I trust will go along with my son to the merit badge
counseling session. The price to pay if something happens to a child
because he wasnt protected is too much to pay. I dont care if it is a
teacher that has had the training, or a doctor or a child care
professional. How many of them do we see in the news that have
gotten past the background checks and have went on to abuse a child?
I know of one case where a janitor that worked for the schools for years
was found guilty of molesting several children over his time there.
Nope, in my book, as i said before, I want them to know that Boy
Scouts are strict on the policy of not letting anyone have access to a
Call me an over protecitve mom or whatever, but I will protect these
scouts as if they are my own.
Redwood Empire, Yokayo District BSA
District Secretary, District Training Chair
Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Scouting for our Country's Future!