scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Youth Protection - What's the straight word?
Tue Nov 30 1999 - 08:25:29 CST
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.
No,Why does anyone need this in writing? Is some one refusing to practive
it and is demanding something written before they will comply? If so I
would be *very* concerned about that person.
Not only is it important to protect the children, it is also important to
protect leaders from false accusations. A leader falsely accused will not
be able to "deliver the promise" to his charges if he is busy battling for
his freedom in the court system.
In my opinion, any one that refuses to practice two deep leadership in *ALL*
scouting activities has no business being a leader. It is a small price to
pay to help ensure the safety of *ALL* involved.