Legal resources for recreation-volunteer organizations
Bird and Zauhar. Recreation and the Law second edition. Toronto: Thomson Canada Limited. 1997.
This book is designed for law and recreational programs, recreationalists and recreation volunteer groups. This book presents practical methods and views of legal problem solving to help establish preventive measures and solutions and to help groups develop sensitivity to the law.
Karla K. Gower, Mary T. Satterfield, The Law & Volunteers- A Guide. Ontario: Johnstone Training and Consultation. 1993.
This legal handbook for volunteer organizations and workers explains the legal status of a volunteer, volunteer accountability and liability, insurance issues, volunteer rights, and guidelines for managers of volunteer services. This book is well written in easy to understand terms for individuals without a legal background.
The Public Legal Education Society. Volunteers and the Law. Vancouver: People’s Law School Press. 1988.
This book explains legal liability of volunteers, protection against liability, the legal status of the volunteer, the standard of care, and the liability of the organization for its volunteers. This book is well written and presented in an easy-to-use format.
Informative camp resources
The American Camping Association
Provides useful information for parents, camp directors, camp staff and volunteers. This site is user-friendly and provides many links and contacts.
Jim Speir’s Scouting Page
Provides valuable information for scouting programs and summer camps. Topics include camp cooking, campfires, songs, skits and Sea Scouts among others.
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