In which a solution is proposed for indicating those youth, in a Group, who do not have a public photography consent signed.

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When registering a youth in Scouts Canada, part of the registration process involves indicating whether or not the parents consent to having their child's picture taken and — potentially — released publicly. The default answer, again within the context of Scouts Canada, is yes, meaning that the photography consent is not typically withheld by accident; when parents indicate that they don't want photos of their youth released, they mean it. And we, as Scouters, should respect that.

But especially in settings where there are a large number of youth, from a number of different groups — a camp, perhaps, or a Kub Kar rally — two difficulties emerge: it is almost impossible to prevent people from taking photos of the event, and (for those taking photos) it is almost impossible to know intuitively which youth can and cannot be in a photo that is subsequently posted to social media or released to a newspaper.

So how can we solve for this? Ken and Colin discuss how Ken's Group recently came up with a very effective solution for a recent Cub Scout camp: brightly coloured neckers.


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