scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Who owns a Troop? - - a different twist
Wed Nov 03 1999 - 09:48:40 CST
Pete Gerlach quoted from the COR manual (1976 - is there a more
"PACKS, TROOPS, TEAMS, AND POSTS ARE OWNED, OPERATED, AND
Community-based organizations whose objectives, mission, and methodolgies
are compatible with those of the BSA".
I have a question with a different implication. Where does the insurance
lie? I am asking our church, which just completed a new building this year,
to sponsor a Venturing Post. Our church has never had a link to Scouting,
and the board of elders is asking questions about insurance liability. I have
not been able to get a totally clear answer from Council, insurance folks
or other Scouters. I would think that with new units and new chartering
organizations popping up all the time that this would be an easy question
to answer. Any help out there?? (or do you just have to assume that
if someone wants to sue, they can sue any link in the chain? - from another
youth, to an adult leader, to the chartering organization, to the Council,
to National????) And maybe a corollary question, should individual units
have their own additional liability insurance policies? Also, is the
unit" - i.e. Pack, Troop, Post, a legal entity that can be sued?
SM, T55, Downers Grove, IL
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