Realities of law... - Really long posts about nothing.
Apr. 18th, 2011
09:50 pm - Realities of law...
I had a Girl Scout tell me that if I stopped showing up, they would sue me because her parents paid for her to be in scouts.
I told her that Troop Dues would be distributed to anyone who paid them, but her parents paid for her to be a Girl Scout, no one paid anyone to be a leader, I was under no legal obligation, I did it because I wanted to be there, and if they make a Leader's life harder, the leader may not want to be there anymore. (it had been a brutal day)
Her reply was that her parents could sue anyway... I'm not sure where that mentality came from, and perhaps I fed into it... but I replied that they could only sue for documentable damages, and not going to girl scouts because you ran off a leader doesn't count. Volunteer organizations have that nice little protection.
Then there were cartwheels, and bubblegum, because that's really more interesting... but I could tell it was a rough day if I was discussing legal options with a second grader.