Urgent Cub Scout Day-camp question
don newcomb (newcomb@US1.NAVO.NAVY.MIL)
Fri, 3 Jun 1994 17:07:14 -0500
I've just been cold-cocked. I got a call from someone who was looking for
a B-B gun for a Cub Scout Day-Camp. When I got a full explanation it sounds
like the people running this camp have the idea that they will run about
140 Cubs through both archery and B-B gun programs over a three day period.
And they seem to have gotten the idea that they can do it on the range
where I am the chief safety instructor! Ok, I'm the world's biggest
proponent of teaching kids firearms safety, that's what I do. But this
sounds absurd! They would have to have an instructor to student ratio of
about 1:3 for this age group. There aren't that many qualified instructors
in the State! We are trying to find the person who told them that they
could do this so we can hang his carcass from the flag pole while we look
for a way to tell them, "Thank you but NO!"
In the mean time, I would like to know from the experts; What are the
limitations on the use of B-B guns and bows & arrows in Cub Scout
activities? I know only that they do permit archery and riflery at
the annual Weblos/Parents weekend at the local Council's camp. I hope
there is a way we can tell them that their request goes beyond the
limits of BSA regulations for Cub Scout activities.
This is supposed to start Monday! HELP!
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