Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: YP--a hypothetical
Re: YP--a hypothetical
Paul S. Wolf
Fri, 10 Dec 1999 09:04:28 -0500
"Zrada, Matthew" wrote:
> I'm a Webelos den leader whose son is in my den. I have an Asst WL
> whose son, Willy Webelos, is also in our den. He, Asst Wl, attends
> every meeting.
> It is the night of our meeting and we meet at a local school hall
> about 10 minutes from my house at 7:00pm.
> At 6:30pm, I pack up my trusty den box and my slow-moving son into the
> car and leave for the meeting. We are the first to arrive at the
> hall. I secure the keys, come back, and open the door. The boys in
> the den begin arriving at about 6:50pm. At 7:00 Willy walks in
> without dad and tells me, "My dad has to quit as Asst WL. He doesn't
> have the time anymore." I have no cell phone, all my parents have
> dropped off and departed because, traditionally, Asst WL is always
> What do I do?
> I, as a responsible leader, have followed two-deep leadership at all
> outings and even at all meetings. That is one reason why I wanted
> Asst WL. But he's not here today. Now what...
You proceed with the meeting. So long as you are not alone with a boy,
not your son, you are following the YP guidelines. 2-deep is NOT
required for meetings, only Trips and outings. It's encouraged, but not
mandatory. If you and your son were the first to arrive, and the last
to leave, you're OK.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.WPI.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://usscouts.org