scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: procedures for reporting
Fred Heilbrunn (Lilchpn125@AOL.COM
Wed Mar 22 2000 - 14:07:51 CST
Procedures for reporting abuse vary from state to state in accordance with
Here in Washington, where you and I live, it is sufficient for the volunteers
to report suspicions to the professional Scouters, who then have the legal
obligation to pursue it with law enforcement agencies.
We are obligated to report because we work directly with youth, but we are
also insulated legally from making direct accusations because we are private
citizens; it is sufficient that we report our observations and let those
better qualified determine if there are grounds for legal action.
Yours in Scouting,
Scoutmaster, Troop 125
Mount Vernon, WA