scouts-l Mail Archive for September of 2000: YPG/R&R
Thu Sep 07 2000 - 10:25:20 CDT
Someone endowed with that rare quality, common sense, writes:
What I don't understand is if Units follow (strictly) the Youth Protection
Guidelines, maintain 2 Deep Leadership (3 deep is even better) and the Buddy
System - would we not all be running interference to potential abuse issues -
blocking adults or other Scouts intent on hurting the young men in the Troop?
This seems to me to be no different than those of us who and Advisors or
Advisors to co-ed Crews.
Someone please tell me why we cannot just use the existing YPG, rules and
regulations to cover this matter?
This is, in a nutshell, the answer to all those ignorant folk who think that
anyone attracted to males sexually is a danger to boys. Even if this were
true, which it demonstrably is **not**, YP prevents access by setting up
barriers to abuse and training youth to recognize and resist.
I fail to see why this isn't enough. Of course, you do have to see that your
units adhere to it and that your leaders and youth (and let's hear it for the
parents, too) receive the training.
Health & Safety, Risk Mgmt
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety and going in 01!
I useta be an Eagle...