It was brought to my attention today by another leader that when I send out my emails the YPT notice at the end can be deterring some youth because it says to CC your parents:
“Scouts! In keeping with Youth Protection’s no one-on-one contact rules, please remember to CC your parents when replying to this message.
Adults! In keeping with Youth Protection’s no one-on-one contact rules, please remember to CC any Scout’s parents if you include a Scout in a reply.”
Unfortunately, some of our youth are from broken homes and are deterred by this wording because if they “must include a parent” they are afraid to reply or they have no reliable way to reach a “parent”. The youth do not read this as “other adult”. They literally read this as parents.
To be more inclusive to those with dystopic homes, this really should read CC another adult versus parent. In keeping with YPT, another adult must always be involved or present and not necessarily a parent.