Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Medical information missing
Re: Medical information missing
Tue, 24 Aug 1999 07:47:24 -0500
>Was this as dangerous as I think it was?
Dangerous is a good beginning. Let's see...
1-- parents lied on the medical form
2-- parents ignored/refused calls
Might could make a case for neglect here. But I don't think i'd go that
far. But I would consider saying to the parents: "Look, This is how it
was on the campout (describe). You did (1&2 above). For everyone's
safety, if your son wants to attend a campout/activity, one of his parents
will have to attend."
Also suggest counseling. Whether he was serious about the suicide or just
talking it needs to be addressed.
Mark W. Arend, Scoutmaster
Beaver Dam, Wisc.