Canoeing Supervision (was Re: Lifeguards-- Cub Scouting)
Bob Gerrish (u-rpg@NTA.COM)
Fri, 17 Mar 1995 07:37:19 -0800
On Thu, 16 Mar 1995, The Undernet Ranger -- Jeff Menaker wrote:
> Qualified Supervision:The ratio of adult supervisors to participants
> "The ratio of adults to Cub Scouts and Webelos Scous for all boating
> activities is 1 adult to 5 boys. Canoeing and Rafting are not only
> restricted to _council/district events_ but to _flat water ponds or
> controlled lake areas free of powerboats and sailboats_"
> Source: Section 4, Aquatics, Camp Program and Property Management,
> No. 20-920
> BSA Lifeguard Counselor Guide. 1994 Printing. No. 34536
Wow! This is more restrictive than GSUSA's policy. I guess its time to
(1) stop complaining about "Safety Wise" and (2) make sure that our packs
know the policy. I'll bet there are a lot more safety policies than most
Cub Scouter adults are aware of.
We need at least two adults for every 12 girls. One adult must be a
life guard and one a certified Fundamentals of Canoeing Instructor. One
canoeing instruction can handle 25 canoeists, but there must be a
lifeguard for every 12 girls.
There is no restriction on the flatwater canoeing being a council,
association or service unit level event.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City