scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Youth Protection - What's the straight word?
Bob Myers (focus@FUSE.NET
Tue Nov 30 1999 - 07:47:06 CST
Neil Lupton wrote:
"So I ask all listmembers, do you know of any place IN WRITING, where it
says that Two Deep Leadership pertains to meetings."
As you point out, the G2SS clearly speaks only to outings and trips. In the
Scoutmaster's Handbook (new) on page 134, the first point of the Youth
Protection policies also speaks only to "trips and outings." However, the
second bullet states:
"NO ONE-ON-ONE CONTACT. One-on-one contact between an adult and youth
member is not permitted. In situations that require personal interaction,
such as a Scoutmaster conference, the meeting must be conducted in view of
at least one other adult."
The last part of this statement is new, as far as I know, and seems to be in
conflict with other policy statements, particularly the merit badge buddy
system. I would have expected this statement to call for such meetings in
view of at least one other "person", or something to that effect.
Boy, I must be dreaming. This discussion just brought back memories of the
scene from the movie Airplane when the little boy was visiting the pilots in
the cockpit. :)