Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Youth Protection - What's the straight word?
Youth Protection - What's the straight word?
David F. Delman
Thu, 2 Dec 1999 10:54:19 -0500
<29 Nov 1999 17:46:40 Neil Lupton <NeilLup@AOL.COM>
< so I ask here
< for not the wisdom of the list, =
< but rather, the knowledge of the list.
Well I just checked all of the printed stuff I have and BSA =
DOES NOT SAY that a meeting reguires TWO DEEP.
SO my conclusion from my limited supply is that the DE's you =
know were trained on the "ideal" rather than the "limits" of =
the requirements. (Not so uncommon as I am sure you agree)
SO if the question is: Can a SM or the ASM have a meeting =
without any other adults present? YES (s)he can as long
as they meet all other YPP and Safe Scouting requirements.
A>Troop Committee Guidebook #34505B c>1998 page:41
Buried in the second sentence is the Chartering Orgs
responsibility of insuring "sufficient leadership" for
all activities. This is a twosome tease yet non descript
and certainly implys two deep.
b>No one-on-one contact
This seems the limiter so that an adult needs to be in
clear view of the other boys at all times.
B>Scoutmaster Handbook #33009 c>1998 page:134
Same stuff as above
C>Both books under their Youth Protection and Child Abuse =
sections strongly imply the ideal of "the more diverse adults
the safer" and "be prepared and observant" and "RRR" so "one"
is certainly not even close to reasonable.
D>Rules and Regulations of the BSA >Sep98
-Unit Committee Page:5
-Three (3) qualified adults is all it says
-Calls for only one "registered leader"
with reguirements for citizenship and "21"
-This strongly implys "by lack of" that a pack or a troop can be
led by one adult at meetings.
E>Guide to Safe Scouting
-The same as you noted.
(Note: It has always bothered me that the G2SS is so incomplete
(concerning these type matters. The G2SS should be our one source.
(HEY IRVING DO SOMETHING!! and Thank You in Advance.
F>The Other Stuff
Hey Neil!! I gave up looking, Sorry!!
So Neil there you have of my tiny written knowledge
with hopefully only a few personal commentos tagged in.
YiS, IMHO, and may we each attempt to live the SO,SL,SS,SM
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Baden-Powell Council=