Scott Dillard (scott.dillard@CHRYSALIS.ORG)
Wed, 28 Sep 1994 16:22:42 LCL
>>It's now about 1am on Saturday. At our JLT staff meeting about 1.5
>>hours ago it was mentioned that our Pioneering area might be in
>>violation of National BSA guidelines due to the height of the ropes
>>and our zip line.
>If somebody on Scouts-L who also reads the Fido-net echo could
>crosspost your request and Fred's answer, I think you'll have the
>information you need.
>Of course, there's probably _somebody_ here on Scouts-L who can answer
>Yours in Scouting,
I'm here on SCOUTS-L and I also know that Jeff Webb on SCOUTS-L is also
National Camp School trained as a COPE Director. I'm a Director for
Circle Ten Council (Dallas area), as well as Jeff.
I'd be glad to try and answer any questions regarding COPE and related
"over 6 feet off the ground" questions. If I don't know the answer,
I'll call Dave Shows (head of the national COPE committee that's
revising all the standards) and get it straight from the source.
Be aware that all Scouting activities off the ground (like some
Pioneering projects, climbing and rappelling, etc.) are going to be
*more* subject to regulations in the near future. National is in the
process of finalizing these standards and they will be out by next
spring at the latest. I don't think anybody needs to get their
feathers ruffled; these standards, training, and certifications should
be comparable to BSA's current rules & regs regarding swimming and
boating (Safe Swim, Safety Afloat). I think they're just trying to
somewhat proactively get a handle on these potentially dangerous
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