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Date: 3 May 1998

Q.   What was Baden-Powell's vision for Scouting?

A.   There is a lot of tradition in the Scout Movement around the =
world.
Sometimes we wonder where a lot of it came from, and whether or
not we are following Baden-Powell's vision of what Scouting should be.
Are we part of a unique educational approach to learning about life, or
is
there
something we are missing?     How about going back to the Founder's
own words to find out?

Lord Baden-Powell wrote:
"Let us, therefore, in training our Scouts, keep the
higher aims in the forefront, not let ourselves get too absorbed in
the steps.   Don't let the technical outweigh the moral.   Field
efficiency,
backwoodsmanship, camping, hiking, good turns, jamboree comradeship are
all means, not the end.   The end is character with a purpose.   And =
that
purpose,
that the next generation may be sane in an insane world, and develop the
higher realization of service, active service of love, and duty
to God and neighbor."

Here are a series of Web Pages that reference some
of his works:

B-P's Preface to Scouting for Boys
   http://www.gaelwolf.com/gaelwolf/b-p_pref.htm

The Baden-Powell Library
A Selection of excerpts from the works of
Sir Robert Baden-Powell and works relating to his life and career
         http://www.pinetreeweb.com/bp-library.htm


---------------------------------------------------------------------Subject: 
   I understand the BSA does not have liability insurance, is
this
                     true?

The Boy Scouts of America has liability insurance that covers
leaders and organizations to which units are chartered. Accident
and medical coverage are not included but are available through BSA
local councils at a modest cost. This coverage provides protection
for the council, all Scouting professionals and employees, Scouting
units,
chartered organizations, and volunteer Scouters (whether or not
registered)
with respect to claims arising in the performance of their duties in
Scouting.
Coverage is more than $15,000,000 for bodily injury and property damage.
The insurance provided Scouting volunteers through the BSA General
Liability
Insurance program is excess over any other insurance the
volunteer might have to his or her benefit, usually a homeowners,
personal
liability, or auto liability policy. There is no coverage for those who
commit intentional or criminal acts.   By providing insurance coverage =
to
volunteers on an excess basis, BSA is able to purchase higher limits.
Because of the high limits, volunteers should NOT
be placed in a position where their assets are jeopardized because of a
negligence liability claim or lawsuit. Chartered Organizations are
covered
by a primary umbrella policy.

Contact your local Council for more information.

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