Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Fri, 4 Feb 1994 01:36:45 EST
quoted From: Ian N Ford ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK
Ian, glad to see you're still active on the list. My kids still talk about
driving hours into the night to meet "that Scouter from England" at Yosemite
at Midnight <grin>.
> Ok, in many cases the parents will help fund the wheels, but are you
> saying that parental permission is necessary to hold a driving licence? In
> the UK at least you can hold a motor cycle licence at 16 and a car licence
> at 17 ... the young person can apply for the licence without parental "
> permission "
Yes, up until they reach the "age of majority" (become a legal adult) a
youth must have parent permission to get a drivers license (and even a
driving "permit" to learn on the raods).
The age at which they can start this process varies from state to state, and
some states even require BOTH parents to sign for the youth. The age here
for "adulthood" is 18, which is also the age at which a Scout stops being a
Scout and becomes an Adult Leader to stay in Scouting (except for the Order
of the Arrow camping group... that's a different story for another time).
So yes... for ANY Scout to be driving he must have obtained parent
_permission_ before he can get behind the wheel.
> One advantage of the Queen's Scout award is that it cannot be started
> until a Venture Scout is sixteen, and most recipients are 18 or 19. That
> means that those who complete make a positive adult decision...
I actually _like_ this idea... a minimum age requirement to work on a
> ...to seek that particular recognition from their peers, rather than being
> pushed into it by their parents.
Does this mean that the Queen's Scout Award is granted by the other Scouts?
Or that you're just noting the award does bring peer recognition?
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