POLICIES & YOUTH PROTECTION
GENERAL COMMUNICATION POLICIES
NO ONE-ON-ONE CONTACT
There is no private one-on-one communication between a registered youth and an adult (21 years or older) on any Crew 2013 communication platform or at any Crew 2013 or Venturing function.
There is no communication between a registered youth and an adult of the opposite sex (21 years or older) on any Crew 2013 communication platform or at any Crew 2013 or Venturing function without the inclusion of an additional adult of the same sex.
ADVISOR & COMMITTEE OVERSIGHT
The Advisor and Committee Chair, or their designee(s) have full access to all digital platforms, including but not limited to the Email List, Remind Texting service, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. This oversight is only limited in the rare case that oversight would violate an individual’s rights, including their rights to privacy. The Advisor and Committee chair reserve the right to perform any admin-restricted action on any Crew 2013 communication platform, including: adding, editing, and deleting content; moderating comments; auditing user activity; and shutting down/reactivating any service.
BLOCKING OF INELIGIBLE VOLUNTEERS
Any individual determined by the BSA, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, or the Venturing Crew 2013 Committee to be ineligible for membership in the Boy Scouts of America or Venturing Crew 2013 will be prevented, to the best of our ability, from viewing digital content and communicating with youth members. Ineligible volunteers will be blocked on the Email List, Remind Texting service, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Crew2013.com. Blocking will ocur once the Crew 2013 webmaster is alerted to their presence on digital services.
INSTAGRAM & TWITTER POLICIES
PARTNERSHIP WITH BALTIMORE AREA COUNCIL NYLT
As the Baltimore Area Council’s NYLT Venturing Crew, Crew 2013 shares Instagram and Twitter accounts with the BAC NYLT program. As such, the use of the acount is shared between youth and adult members of both programs. For use of Instagram and Twitter, “registered” refers to A) registered member of Venturing Crew 2013 or B) paid staff member of the last, current, and immediate future Baltimore Area Council NYLT courses.
Other than full access to the Committee Chair and Advisor, the following individuals have full access to the Twitter and Instagram Accounts:
- Venturing Crew 2013 President
- Venturing Crew 2013 VP of Admin
- Venturing Crew 2013 VP of Program
- Venturing Crew 2013 VP of Communications
- Venturing Crew Webmaster
- BAC NYLT Course Director of the last immediate, current, and next immediate courses
- BAC NYLT ASM of Program of the last immediate, current, and next immediate courses
- BAC NYLT SPL of the last immediate, current, and next immediate courses
- BAC NYLT ASPL of Program of the last immediate, current, and next immediate courses
DIRECT MESSAGES (DMs)
Instagram & Twitter are used for promotion and live-updating of Crew events and activities. Direct Messages may be used by youth to communicate with other youth about Venturing Crew 2013, Venturing, Boy Scouts of America, upcoming Crew 2013, Venturing, or BSA events, and to remind crew members about upcoming events, activities, and meetings.
No youth should discuss Crew 2013, Venturing, or BSA policy over DMs.
DMs hold the same standard as live conversations – please see the “No One-On-One Contact” policy under “General Communication Policies”.