Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Youth Protection and Two-Deep Leadership
Youth Protection and Two-Deep Leadership
Daniel D. Hammond, Sr
Sat, 4 Dec 1999 16:43:35 -0800
I stated in an earlier post that, "I would be cautious about
any leader that insists
on a literal interpretation of only those policies that are
Let me clarify. If there is a leader that insists on only
complying with the absolute literal interpretation of a
policy, for example, "The policy doesn't include Two-Deep
Leadership for meetings, just trips and outings, and I,
therefore, refuse to use 2-Deep at my meetings." I would be
cautious about that leader. They are potentially attemptimg
to circumvent the spirit of the policy for their own ill
purposes. And their purposes might be to set conditions
whereby they can abuse our boys.
Literal interpretation of policy in terms of things we must
do is fine. But to interpret policy to say that if it isn't
included in the policy's actual words, we will refuse to do
it, is IMNSHO, just not right.
However, the point of my previous post was that YP and
2-Deep are not two separate ideas. I've read that
repeatedly on this list, and it simply isn't true. Two-Deep
is an integral part of YP along with the 3Rs and education
for our boys and training for our adults.
And remember, we're all supposed to do the long version of
YPT every three years and get refresher training annually.
How many of us are current?
Dan Hammond, Sr.
I used to be an Owl....