Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Youth Protection and Two-Deep Leadership
Re: Youth Protection and Two-Deep Leadership
Sat, 4 Dec 1999 18:12:03 EST
Hi, Daniel...glad to see your back with us...and writing:
"I would be cautious about any leader that insists on a literal
interpretation of only those policies that are written."
Not jump in to defend Neil (because he really does need my help), but this
particular instance was driven by the olde "Is this policy or is this a
guideline of the BSA?" In a litigious society where insurance coverage or
personal exposure is determined by a simple bolding or non-bolding of a
phrase in G2SS, I would be concerned if my adults were not asking these
The real embarrassment here is that all of the Youth Protection Guidelines
are not Policy in all Scouting situations...not just two-deep leadership.
David L. Gottshall