Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: YP guidelines
Re: YP guidelines
Thu, 17 Jun 1999 17:38:23 EDT
Kent W wrote me:
I've had a few responses so far and you're the first who didn't say they had
never heard of Webelos counselors. The situations surrounding with MB and
with AB counselors would seem very similar, which is why I asked the
question. However, despite other similarities between cubs and boy scouts,
BSA can look at them differently; for example, family camping being required
at Cub/Webs level but not at boy scout level. Do you happen to know if it
is specifically written that the AB counselor situation is like the MB
situation regarding the people who must be present?
I have never heard of an AB "counselor" either. it was my recopllection (from
dim days long gone <G>) that Cub advancement was largely signed off by
parents and Den Leaders. Regardless, Youth Protection states that there will
be no one-on-one contact between youth and adult who is not a parent in any
Scouting context. This is part of the YP training, and if you haven't taken
it, you (and all of your registered leaders and pack committee people) had
beter call up your council service center and arrange to now.
If you are using people you call AB "counselors," then you are presenting
them to the kids and parents in a Scouting context, and you'd better be
really sure you utilize YP guidelines with 'em, and have your parents, DL's,
and KIDS know about the YP guidelines.
The differences between Cub/family camping and Boy Scout camping are not
analogous to those between MB Counselors and AB "Counselors," IMNSHO.
SA T47 Sandwich MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
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NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety
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