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GTSS, leadership for fundraising

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Our crew works with a local bookstore for fundraising, accepting donations in return for giftwrapping items purchased at the bookstore. There are usually one or two parents working with two or three youth for a shift in a small area next to the check out lane in full view of the store employees and customers. Am I reading the new GTSS rules correctly, that now two registered adult leaders must attend the fundraising activity as well? 

Thanks for your assistance!

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The Youth Protection and Barriers to Abuse FAQs appears to say that you can have a parent of one of the participating Scouts present at the fundraising activity, and that parent could count as the second adult for two-deep leadership purposes:
 

"Adult Supervision

Q:  The Barriers to Abuse say that there must be two registered adults present for all Scouting activities and meetings.  Does that include merit badge counseling? Fund-raising events?

A. Yes. However, the parent or legal guardian of the Scout may serve as the second adult. This parent or legal guardian does not have to be a registered leader."

The way this is worded, it appears that fundraising activities (popcorn sales, etc.) and individual merit badge counseling are exceptions where a parent / legal guardian of a participating Scout can count as the second adult.

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I would think that one adult Scouter could be present in such a public setting.  Lots of other adult presences, yes?  Not in the back of the store, out of sight ? 

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