When is a person an adult? The law says that a person is an adult when they turn 18 yet most Youth Groups keep kids until they are 20? Yet, does not that pose a problem. If 18 is an adult and that 18 year old goes on a trip with the group what happens if they get "involved" with some 14-17? My Dad was 4 years older than my Mom so an 18yr old could possibly "like" a 14 yr old and want to date them. Even at 17, a parent could pitch a fit and file charges depending on the State. I think the age of consent in MS is 15 so that would not be a problemn there unless the adult thing overrides that. Anyway, should an "adult" remain in the Youth Group? Would you even use them as helpers since they are too close to that age group and things might develop?