[Ansteorra] Bad things
wyvillmike at hotmail.com
Mon May 14 22:06:51 PDT 2007
>So, the question remains - Little Susie needs to go right now - does
>this mean the whole group is dragged, Susie is forbidden to go or
>that the "two deep" rule actually requires 4 people to be workable. A
>child who needs to go to the bathroom without delay is in no way
>synonymous with "baby sitting"
>Or do you send 9 year old Susie to the bathroom by herself?
Dropping Susie off and making yourself scarce is in fact using the MOC
activity as a babysitting service. Planning for contigencies like this is
exactly what the person in charge has to do. Again that's why you herd them
as a group and bring them back as a group. 9 year old Susie left in your
care should not be allowed to go alone either. She goes with and returns
with a 'buddy' as we call them in the BSA and yes that means her buddy's
activity is interrupted.
>I do not *want* anything in particular one way or the other. I am
>trying to ascertain how the system might be made to work and part of
>that is potential problem scenarios
It works in Boy Scout troops all over the country. Except when individuals
wander off alone. They get lost and worse. And if you are following the
guidelines published by the Kingdom in 1999, your activity is in a place
easily accessible. Little Susie's rant is surely noticable to all and sundry
in just such a location. And as the children's coordinator you can certainly
make it clear that disruptive children will be asked to leave. Your location
shouldn't remove the children so far away as to make it impossible to get
help. What if you need a chiurgeon? Plan for it. Need to contact the Archery
field on the other side of the site? Plan for it.
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