Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Things parents don't tell you.
Re: Things parents don't tell you.
Sun, 8 Aug 1999 13:12:11 -0700
It has been my experience that when parents will not disclose to the
Scout troop, they also don't necessarily disclose to the school! Or if
they do tell the school that their child has special needs, they give
the bare bones minimum of details. Having experienced what can happen
within a school district with this type of information, I can fully
understand why they choose to do so.
I have been given private information regarding other people's children
(by mistake and without asking for it!)when making inquiries about my
own child's records. I can understand if it had only happened once,
but this happened many times!
I agree with Ian. There is no reason for those records to be available
to anyone, other than parents.
In fact, I have rarely even found a teacher that will access those
Green River District
Chief Seattle Council
--- "Ronald W. Fox" <ronfox@MINDSPRING.COM> wrote:
I won't repeat here the way's I've been trapped when
I've gotten kids to camp with something seriously wrong with them that
their parents were either too embarassed to tell me about, thought it
wasn't serious enough to worry about, or were worried that if the
information were to get out, their son would be made fun of or
However, I have a suggestion that I'd like comments on. Very simply,
the application form should have a statement on it thatwould give the
unit leader access to their son's school medical records on demand.
Do You Yahoo!?
Bid and sell for free at http://auctions.yahoo.com