Re: Troop Bus (was 1.Open House 2.Camp Promotion)
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 5 Aug 1991 11:11:59 EDT
buses part two. . . . got cut off by some one that wanted me to work!!
(the nerve of some people)
There are obvious Plus and minus for TROOP owned buses. . . I was in
a troop that had one and used it all the time. It was great for a
large troop with lots of active people, parents to drive it and fix it!!
Also an agent to find reasonable insurance. Our current troop is smaller
and now we rent 12 or 15 passenger van(S) dependening on number going
some place. Easter trip to Boston was 15 person van, with 12 people
plus gear! Trip a few uears back to Kentucky (Mamouth cave, and
National BSA musem) we took two 12 passenge vans. We check arround,
book way in advance, let them know its for a SCOUT trip, and get a
good deal. Since we wouldn't always fill a BUS, the rentals make
more economic sence, and don't have to worry about repairs and insurance
and drivers are easier to find. So there are options to get scouts to
places without parents driving all the time. Rentals can work! We could
still have an accident, but none so far, and as a parent, I trust our
leasdership, more than most commercial BUS drivers. WE NEVER rent from
any of those "school" bus companies! Nether the vehicles or the drivers
seem to be very SAFE!! We get lots of local reports of school groups on
those "school" type busses having problems, once right in a school LOT!!
And just a posible corection: I read that is was a CAR that stopped with
a celuar phone. The BUS had no communications at ALL, in what I read, about
that recent G/S bus accident.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City