Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: MB
John A. Royar, Sr.
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 08:25:34 -0500
I would be interested in what the list believes "Being Checked" means.
If troops use a district or council MB list of counselors, would it then be
up to the District or Council to have the counselor checked out and the
District/Council would be required to process the application. How many
Districts/Councils have the funds to have a background check completed? Just
because an application is completed, signed and turned in, does not mean
this person has been checked out! I know of no national system we can look
to see if a person has a record or is involved with unscout like activities.
Some states have come online with a system, but if the person has a record
in another state, they may not find out.
If I'm wrong, please speak up and set me straight.
I too, think it is good to have the person registered, but at what level?
Also, I don't think the person should pay when we are asking them to give
their time and help. If we are going to require the $7.00, then it should
not go to the council or national. It should be used to somehow check the
person out to see if they have a background that would prevent them from
being a MB counselor.
John A. Royar, Sr
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scouts-L Youth Group List [mailto:Scouts-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU]On
> Behalf Of Kenneth Spiegel
> Sent: Monday, June 14, 1999 9:39 PM
> To: SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU
> Subject: MB
> The basic reason a MB Councilor should be registered is that it would mean
> that they have been checked and approved by either a troop or
> council. Just
> remember that they will be semi alone with the youth. I think
> this was done
> for youth protection.
> Ken Spiegel