Parents, Non-registered and YP awareness in Issues & Politics Posted January 21 5 minutes ago, ParkMan said: My understanding matches @T2Eagle & @Sentinel947. When you're at an event organized as a Scouting event, BSA YPT rules apply. Of course a CO can impose even more restrictive rules, but they cannot waive any BSA YPT rules. If a participant decides that they don't want to follow the BSA YPT rules, then they can leave the event. It's a free society and no-one can compel anyone to attend the Scouting event. But, while there, we do require that those present follow the rules. BSA cannot always compel a non-member to leave a place that is not owned or controlled by BSA. It is indeed a free society, and the unit can leave, if they have a mind to do so, but they cannot always compel someone else to leave, or to follow their rules.