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Re: [Scouter_T] Re: NLE - First Impressions

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  • Steven Blary
    Since when is it child abuse to have a child sit on a adult s lap? I wasn t aware that this was not allowed. Is it specifically addressed in any BSA
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 5, 2001
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      Since when is it child abuse to have a child sit on a
      adult's lap? I wasn't aware that this was not
      allowed. Is it specifically addressed in any BSA
      documentation?

      Steve Blary
      Pack 888
      Stuart, FL

      --- Stu Allen <allensr@...> wrote:
      > > I understand your concerns about the ages & stages
      > video, especially
      > > with the boy climbing up in the man's lap to tie
      > knots, our team had
      > > the same concerns. This is what we determined out
      > of our
      > > discussion: These people are not necessarily
      > scouts -- they are
      > > attending a company picnic. Therefore, it doesn't
      > necessarily have
      > > to follow BSA policy.
      >
      > Actually I believe they've already introduced the
      > guy as a Scoutmaster,
      > haven't they? Or am I remembering that part wrong
      > -- I've only seen it
      > *three* times! :)
      >
      > He's obviously not *that* kid's Scoutmaster, since
      > the boy is 7! And we
      > could have a long discussion I'm sure about whether
      > BSA policy applies
      > outside of a Scouting context (but with Scouts &
      > Scouters involved) --
      > but that's better done somewhere other than this
      > list I think.
      >
      > I think most people have probably had a close
      > friend's kid sit on their
      > lap at least once, so if we assume that this guy
      > *is* friends with the
      > boy's dad then I don't see a problem with it. But
      > we don't have that
      > information, and given that we're teaching new
      > leaders what they *should*
      > be doing with their scouts, I think it sends an
      > inappropriate message.
      >
      > YiS,
      > Stu
      >
      > --
      > Stu Allen email: allensr@...
      > CM/MC Pack/Troop 92
      > Spencerport NY
      >


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