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  • #16
    Originally posted by mashmaster View Post


    Basically think of YPT working on the internet as well. You should never email, private message, or instant message a scout directly on a one on one basis.
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    I've asked this before and never received a solid response. If this interpretation is accurate, then shouldn't you also conclude that telephone conversations are prohibited without someone else listening in on the line? So I should turn myself in for a YPT violation for the brief discussion I had the other night with our SPL to decide whether or not to cancel the meeting because of a late afternoon snowstorm? Scouts shouldn't call merit badge counselors to arrange meetings without someone else present on the phone call?

    This is quite a stretch.

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    • qwazse
      qwazse commented
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      The interpretation is not accurate. Period.
      Copying a parents whenever possible is a good idea. Calling the house phone is a good idea. Using devices to only communicate professionally, or arrange a face-to-face is a good idea (and, an important one for the 18-20 ASMs). But in common-sense situations where that doesn't happen, it is in no way a YPT violation.

  • #17
    Like I said, I am not a lawyer. This was how our group including the Key 3 interpreted it. Obviously, we all have to do our best for the boys. They are guidelines not laws. Therefor we should use them as a starting point for our actions, we as leaders make decisions to best run our unit. They are there to help us attempt to do the right thing and protect all of us.

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    • #18
      I accept friend requests from all ages. Everything I say is on the front page for all to read.

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      • #19
        BTW, this is a great discussion. I love the open exchanging of ideas and feedback. It is so much nicer here than on other forums where people go rabid when their idea isn't chosen as best.

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        • qwazse
          qwazse commented
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          Always helps to keep in mind that any of you might be in the adjacent campsite with a good meal stewing when I'm hungry (and sharp knives and axes when I'm sleeping :0 ),

      • #20
        I don't accept Facebook requests from scouts, mostly because I don't care to share my Facebook posts with my scouts. I also don't just accept every adult request, I restrict my "friends" to a pretty small group of family members and actual close friends. The other reason I don't have scouts as friends is because I really don't want to wade through all the inanities that kid's Facebook posts can be. I monitored my own kids FB stuff for a while and was struck by the sheer volume of drivel.

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        • #21
          Originally posted by T2Eagle View Post
          I don't accept Facebook requests from scouts, mostly because I don't care to share my Facebook posts with my scouts. I also don't just accept every adult request, I restrict my "friends" to a pretty small group of family members and actual close friends. The other reason I don't have scouts as friends is because I really don't want to wade through all the inanities that kid's Facebook posts can be. I monitored my own kids FB stuff for a while and was struck by the sheer volume of drivel.
          Thankfully, none of my scouts can legally have a facebook account since you need to be 13 or older. For under 13, there are actually laws about internet sites but I know nothing about those.

          I only accept friends from people I would normally count as friends in real life. I also unfriend people that just annoy me with their views that are just plain annoying, I'll never understand why people think that others want to know their political views.

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