Re: [Scouter_T] Re: NLE - First Impressions
- 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
--- 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.
> Stu Allen email: allensr@...
> CM/MC Pack/Troop 92
> Spencerport NY
Pack 888 Calendar
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