In my experience, the biggest impediment to recruiting adult volunteers is time commitment fro training. We require position appropriate training before registering them. Some won't do anything because they just don't want to be bothered. Some will volunteer only for those positions with minimal online training. A very few will take on the positions tat require training beyond online training.
But the fear of the legal allegation is very real. We work really hard to develop techniques to prevent that, including YPT techniques espoused by BSA.
Our unit requires all ASMs to take S11 and S24, as well as all online training and CPR/AED. The goal is to make sure that if the SM drops, we can keep going. This approach does send some folks packing, and good riddance. If they don't want to be trained they don't have the commitment to keeping the boys safe. Those who do step up are worth their weight in gold. That said, we have nearly 18 active ASMs.
What keeps them up at night? Accusations, accidents on their watch, getting sued, parent drama.
Edited by Col. Flagg, 12 April 2017 - 03:49 PM.