scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Youth Protection - What's the straight word?
Neil Lupton (NeilLup@AOL.COM
Mon Nov 29 1999 - 16:46:40 CST
We are having an interesting discussion in our council with heat on all
sides. We have been unable to find a definitive resolution, so I ask here
for not the wisdom of the list, but rather, the knowledge of the list.
The question is the following:
"To what aspects of the program does Two Deep (Adult) Leadership apply as a
matter of rule and policy?"
Is it outings and trips only or does it include meetings?
Following what I had read on the list, I quoted G2SS which speaks only to
outings and trips and does not speak to meetings. However, my DFS said he
had checked and was told that the policy pertained to outings, trips and
meetings (Troop meetings, Pack meetings, Den meetings, etc.) Also, a new DE
was told that he had been taught in his Professional Training recently that
it included all outings, trips and meetings. However, neither of these
individuals could show me in writing anything other than G2SS and a section
in the current Scoutmaster's Handbook which follows exactly the words of G2SS.
So I ask all listmembers, do you know of any place IN WRITING, where it says
that Two Deep Leadership pertains to meetings. I am not talking about
opinions, or whether it is a good idea (of course it is.) And I am not
talking about local council policies. But rather what the official written
rules and policies of the BSA require.
Of course, this could be a relatively recent change. But even then, I would
expect there would have been a letter laying out the new rules and policies.
Thanks very much for your help,