Re: Question about power tools
Milt Forsberg (miltf@UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU)
Thu, 21 Sep 1995 09:16:39 -0500
Common sense goes a long way in the decision to use power tools. In my
troop, we have had several Eagle Projects involving power tools. Always,
an adult has used or closely supervised the power tools. The Eagle
Candidate is still directing and coordinating the project. He can call in
expert help in the form of adults to carry out certain tasks. I strongly
recommend adult use of power tools which could be dangerous. Small tools
(drills, etc) can be used safely, but close supervision of untrained boys
is necessary. Locating and obtaining the service of an "expert" adult to
use power tools becomes one of the challenges of the Eagle Project.
SM, Troop 7
On Wed, 20 Sep 1995, Alan Houser wrote:
> One of my Scouts just asked me about BSA requirements on the use of
> power tools. He is planning an Eagle project that would require some
> use of power tools.
> In context, we have had several projects at a nearby National Park
> where the Park Service required power tools to be operated by adults
> only. Also, at the summer camp where my son & this Scout worked this
> past summer, only those 18 & older were permitted to use power tools.
> I just glanced at the on-line version of the Guide to Safe Scouting
> and found no mention of any restrictions on the use of power tools by
> Scouts. Does anyone know otherwise?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City