scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Youth Protection - What's the straight word?
Jim Miller Sr. (jjmsr@LSFCU.ORG
Tue Nov 30 1999 - 08:38:53 CST
There are a number of situations where an adult leader will find
him/herself alone with a group of youth. Does the Scoutmaster whose
assistant(s) is(are) busy that week cancel the troop meeting? Does the
OA committee advisor always have to have another adult present? Is the
driver required to have another adult in the car when transporting a
group of boys to a weekend campout?
I believe that common sense would dictate a resounding NO to each of
For trips and outings, two-deep adult leadership is required. At all
other times, the "rule of threes" applies - that is, never have less
then three people, youth or adult. This would mean the driver could
have two youth in the car, the OA committee advisor could meet with the
committee of youth, and the Scoutmaster could have the meeting without
assistants as long as more than one youth is present.
Jim Miller, Sr.