Modify 2019: present BSA laws need two subscribed grownups at all tasks, including conferences.
The value of Youth Protection training and policies вЂ” we all agree on the need to keep young people safe вЂ” some Scouters have asked for clarification about implementation while no Scouter questions.
A lot of those concerns are about policies needing two-deep leadership and prohibiting one-on-one contact. On event, those policies that are separate confused and intermingled.
And so I examined using the Youth Protection group for clarification.
Really, it comes right down to this: at the very least two grownups are needed on every BSA outing. Through that outing, there ought to be no one-on-one contact between a grown-up and a youth. The вЂњno one-on-one contactвЂќ guideline additionally relates to leaders getting together with youth outside the Scouting system where grooming of youth, moms and dads as well as other grownups could happen. Moms and dads and youth are encouraged to follow this along with other Youth Protection policies when it comes to general security of all of the included.
But there can be moments when only one leader occurs with several Scouts. ThatвЂ™s fine, provided that the problem doesnвЂ™t involve one adult and something youth. (needless to say, if weвЂ™re referring to a Scout together with or her parent/guardian, thatвЂ™s constantly okay.)
For instance, letвЂ™s say Troop 451 is driving to a campout. You will find nine Scouts and three grownups regarding the journey. The first SUV could have two grownups and five Scouts. One other would then have one adult and four Scouts. Is it a leadership that isвЂњtwo-deep breach? No. (we covered this straight back in 2015.)
Think about if you will find just two adults present on a campout of eight Scouts, and another team really wants to go hiking as the other remains at camp to fish?