Here are some clarifications on BSA policies concerning adults who are driving Scouts to events. The BSA
policy is such that ONLY registered adults are covered under the BSA insurance
program in the event of an accident. Most of you are probably already aware,
but for those who might not be, the BSA insurance is only a SECONDARY
insurance in the case of an accident. Unfortunately, if you have an accident
and are not a registered adult then the BSA policy won't protect you in the event of
a law suit or help with the medical costs etc.
To protect our Troop and the Charter Organization
it will be necessary for ALL adults who participate in activities with the
Troop, especially those that tend to help us with transportation, to become
registered adults. This is done by submitting an adult application form with
a fee AND also take the online BSA Youth Protection training (include a copy
of training certificate with the adult application). Mark the position as Member of Committee. (The added benefit is you are
now able to attend Committee meetings as a voting member). In this day and age it is necessary for us to protect
you, the Troop and the Charter Organization.
The online Youth Protection training can be
accessed by going to the Circle 10
Council web site (www.circle10.org) and select "resources". It
does not take much time to do. Once you have received your card or printed your certificate please bring it to the Committee Chair or Adult Training or Advancement Chair so that we can get it into the Troop records.
This applies to all registered adults, merit badge counselors and those who
attend camp outs or help with the program in general.
This requirement does not apply if you are
only transporting your scout. However, please consider registering as
an adult member just in case you decide you could help on an activity.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate
to contact the Committee Chair from the Contacts web page.
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