I was perusing through Yahoo today and came across a story on suntan lotion that
reminded me of this thread. They point out in the article, that the schools
policy prohibiting teachers from applying lotion or allowing students from
applying it themselves without a doctor's prescription is based on Washington
state law. The reasoning is that the FDA considers the lotion as an
over-the-counter medication, and I know our school district requires a
prescription for anything, including asprin.
So, it could be that the training staff that told the participants, as per the
OPs question that started this thread, was referring to a situation like this,
and not that it was a youth protection issue at all.
Scoutmaster, Troop 310
From: E Hebenthal <ehebenthal@...
To: scouter t <firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Mon, June 18, 2012 9:07:37 AM
Subject: Re: [Scouter_T] Scouts and Sunscreen
Use spray sunscreen.
What I'll never forget is the time as a young Boy Scout, my son started to pack
sunscreen and my husband told him he didn't need it because it was winter. Well,
in the winter even in north Florida, you can get sunburn and my son did.
A good hat can be helpful too.
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