scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Leader Who Breaks The Rules
Drew Mrenna (dmrenna@USA.PIPELINE.COM
Thu May 11 2000 - 19:40:50 CDT
"I spoke with the Council's Executive Board last night (I think that is the
correct title) and they told me that I was correct in my actions and that
the SSG prohibits this practice and has no provision for you don't have a
baby sitter or what have you. They told me to cancel an activity if the
adults refuse to follow the rules. The Board is going to my DE to see why I
was not backed up."
I beg to differ. I would like to see it written anywhere in the Guide to
Safe Scouting. I do agree it is not recommended, but that it is not
forbidden. If this was so, being a single parent, I would have had to quit
a long time ago.
I believe it boils done to one important fact, can you do without that
leader? Are you going to tell a group of scouts that they cannot go on an
outing because a sibling needs to come along? Maybe you can, I would have a
hard time doing it.
I do want to remind everyone that some councils do have their own little set
of rules. I would like to see it in writing before I believe it.
ADC - Goose Creek District, NCAC