Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: Re: Two-Deep Leadership
Re: Two-Deep Leadership
Sat, 4 Sep 1999 10:20:25 -0400
Jim McMaster wrote:
>There is no surprise here, because there is no such requirement. Many
>confuse "Two-Deep Leadership" with "Youth Protection."
I used to agree with you, but now I'm not sure. You WILL find a youth
protection "policy" requiring two-deep leadership in the new Scoutmaster
Handbook. While it still only applies to trips and outings, it is
definitely a youth protection, two-deep policy. Secondly, the very next
policy (p.134) states that private conferences (SM Conference, etc.) must be
"in view" of a second "adult". This means you need two adults to do a SM
Conference and I have no idea where this leaves the Merit Badge buddy plan.