Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: MB counselor registration question
Re: MB counselor registration question
Tue, 15 Jun 1999 17:12:36 -0700
> I just checked the printings of both the local and national tour permits
> in the 1999 edition of the Guide to Safe Scouting (1998 printings of the
> permits) and neither of them contain any language I can find requiring
> YPT. I agree tour permits are advisable, and highly recommend they be
> obtained, but I also find nothing in any of the literature that REQUIRES a
> tour permit. A tour permit serves as a letter of introduction to your
> host. It tells them that your council, theoretically, has looked at your
> plans to make sure they comply with national policy.
And I called my Council and asked specifically if the Youth Protection
requirement is Council only or national I was told "Each Tour permit is
required by national to have one registered leader and one youth
protection trained leader" (They can be the same person)
> And what does any of this have to do with whether they have been YP
> trained? If this teacher, who has been screened not only by the school
> district but by Scouting, is inclined to abuse a Scout, do you really think
> that sitting through a YP video will change that?
I feel inclined to think that this person will understand our policys on 2
deep, understand that they will NEVER be alone with a child and not
become part of this organization.
I also think that if a person REFUSES to be Youth Protection trained in
order to do the job.. IF we make it convenient for them (IE training them
personally etc) then maybe there is a reason... I wouldnt want this
person around my child if they cant understand that we want them to
have this training and a full understanding of what we are and who we
I like the idea of a smaller training for those that have allready been
through other trainings similar to this. Maybe even have that smaller
training as a renewal of Leadership's Youth Protection Training. Until
we have something like this, then we have to go with what we have.
Redwood Empire, Yokayo District BSA
District Secretary, District Training Chair
Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Scouting for our Country's Future!