scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: mandatory reporting
Sam Levy (enda@SPRYNET.COM
Thu Mar 23 2000 - 00:11:16 CST
In my council we have a (large council with many professionals) we have a
designated youth protection officer who is not the council executive. A
leader is to contact our District Executive or the Youth protection officer
his supervisor. Explain that we need to speak to the youth protection
officer and brief the why. The Officer is to Call back within 24 hours.
If something happens while you are at camp (i.e. summer camp or compare) you
are to report it the professional at that camp even if its not in your
council. All Scouting professionals will know BSA policies and will be able
to direct you to the right place.
THE BEST THING FOR EVERYONE TO DO IS TO TAKE THE 2 HOUR YOUTH PROTECTION
TRAINING COURSE. It will answer all of the these questions. Part of the
course will review the reporting process for your council. It's required to
be a trained leader. It helps protect you and your scouts.