Re: "VISITING" JAMBO
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Mon, 15 Mar 1993 10:20:11 CST
> And is it my imagination, or are many of the activities on the flyer
> handed out at our roundtable normally FORBIDDEN by BSA guidlines
> (e.g. BMX cross country racing, bronco riding, etc).
Following are the ONLY activities currently forbidden by BSA:
(source, Guide to Safe Scouting, pgs. 20-21)
The follwoing activities have been declared unauthorized and restricted by
the Boy Scouts of America:
1. All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are banned from program use. ATVs are
defined as motorized recreational cycles with three or four large, soft
tires, designed for off-road use on a variety of terrains.
2. Boxing, karate, and related martial arts are not authorized activites.
(JUDO: If Souct and Explorers (note NO Cub Scouts/Webelos Scouts) practice
defensive joduo, it hould be done with proper mats and with qualified
instructors related to TMCAs, college, or athletic clubs whose objectives
and coaching methods are compatible with the principles of the Boy Scouts
3. Chainsaws and mechanical log splitters may be authorized for use only
by trained individuals over the age of 18, using proper protective gear in
accordance with local laws.
4. Exploration of abandoned mines is an unatuthorized activity.
5. Varisty football teams and inter-scholastic or club football competition
and activites are unauthorized activites.
6. Fireworks secured, used, or displayed in conjunction with program and
activites is unathorized except where the fireworks display is conducted
under the auspices of a certified or licensed fireworks control expert.
7. The selling of firworks as a fundraising or money-earning activity by
any group acting for or on behalf of members, units, or districts may not
be authorized by councils.
8. Flight training (power aircraft inflight) and hang gliding, microlite
and ultralight flying, experimental aircraft flying, parachuting, and
hot-air ballooning are unauthorized activities.
9. Motorized speed events with potential hazard for participants,
including motorcyles, boats, drag racing, demolition derbies, and related
events are not authorized.
10. Participation in amateur or professional rodeo events and council or
district sponsorship of rodeos are not authorized.
(However -- we can watch them. The boys can not participate -- what does
the info say on this?)
11. The activity commonly referred to as "war Games" - in which individuals
shoot pint or dye at one another 0 is an unauthorized activity.
12. Hunting is not an authorized Cub Scout or Boy Scout acitivity, although
hunting safety is part of the program curriculum. (The purpose of this
policy is to restrict chartered packs, troops, and teams from conducting
hunting trips.) However, this policy does not restrict Explorer posts from
conducting hunting trips or special adult hunting expeditions provided that
adequate safety procedures are followed and that all participants have
obtained necessary permits and/or licenses from either state or federal
agencies. While hunter safety education might not be required prior to
obtaining a hunting license, successful completion of the respective state
voluntary program is required before participating in the activity.
13. Motorized personal watercraft, such as jet-skis, are not authorized for
use in Scouting aquatics, and their use should not be permitted in or near
BSA program areas.
14. Firearms shall not be brought on camping, hiking, backpacking, or
Scouting activities other than those specifically planned for target
shooting under the supervision of a certified firearms instructor.
Exception: law enforcement officers required to carry firearms within
Hope this helps you all.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City