scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Youth Protection - What's the straight word?
Paul S. Wolf (PaulWolf@CUYCTYENGINEERS.ORG
Tue Nov 30 1999 - 11:38:54 CST
> <Does the Scoutmaster whose assistant(s) is(are) busy that week
> <cancel the troop meeting?
That is an unnecessary action, as the two deep rule DOES NOT apply to
meetings, ONLY to Outings and Trips.
>From the G2SS:
Leadership Requirements for Trips and Outings
1. Two-deep leadership:
Two registered adult leaders, or one adult and a parent of
a participating Scout, one of whom must be at least 21 years
of age or older, are required for all trips or outings.
There are a few instances such as patrol activities, when
no adult leadership is required. Coed overnight activities
require male and female adult leaders, both of whom must be
21 years of age or older.
By the way, that also covers the case in another message in this thread,
concerning Co-ed Venturing Crew meetings. If it isn't overnight, you
need not have both male and female leaders present.
> <Does the OA committee advisor always have to have another adult present?
> yes, if he is with children
Again, not necessary. You're also confusing "2-deep Leadership" with
"Youth Protection", which only says no ONE-ON-ONE occurrences.
> <Is the driver required to have another adult in the
> <car when transporting a group of boys to a weekend campout?
> yes, that is a trip or outing which is directly covered in the GSS
Actually, the GSS says exactly the opposite:
If you cannot provide two adults for each vehicle,
the minimum required is one adult and two or more
youth members--never one on one.
Other than the last point, regarding travel in vehicles, I'm not denying
that at least 2 leaders is DESIRABLE. Its just not REQUIRED.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org