scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Youth Protection/20-20
Tue Nov 09 1999 - 16:20:52 CST
There was an excellent treatment of this sort of thing in Sports
Illustrated about 2 months ago. The title was somewhere along the lines
of, "Who's Coaching your Kid?" It had the usual stories of people who
seemed to be Citizen of the Decade who actually turned out to be sexual
I teach YP all the time (as a matter of fact, I gotta go change and do
another one tonight right now) and I bring a copy of this magazine along. I
point out how the abusers described, and indeed all abusers we read about in
our daily papers, violated all the BSA YP mandates which we are sworn to
uphold. I also offer the training to any other group, like youth sports
league, church group, etc., to let them in on the "secret." The cover makes a
big impressions, and lets people know that we are not just doing this
training to protect Scouts and Scouters-- it is to help educate & protect the
community at large.
SA T47 Sandwich MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety and going in 01!
I useta be an Eagle...