Drivers for Scout Outings
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG)
Wed, 4 Oct 1995 10:25:23 EST
The Guide to Safe Scouting says the following on automobile
To drive, you must be a licensed driver and at least 18 years of age.
A 21-year-old must accompany the group, although not necessarily in
the same car.
A youth member exception to the above policy is that 16-year-olds can
drive if 1) they have six months experience as a licensed driver, 2)
no record of accidents or moving violations, 3) parental permission
granted to the leader, driver and riders, and 4) a 21-year-old
licensed driver is a passenger in the vehicle.
Thus, a 20-year old ASM can in fact drive on scout outings provided a
21-year old is in charge and accompanying the group. 16-year-olds can
drive under the conditions explained in the youth member exception,
which includes having a 21-year-old licensed driver in the same car.
Thus, hypothetically, if you have two cars, the 20-year-old ASM could
drive one car, and a youth member (under 18) could drive the other,
provided the adult in charge of the trip was a licensed driver, over
21, who rode with the youth driver.
I sent a private message to the person who raised this issue and the
private message contained a bit of misinformation. My apologies. I
was working from my highly imperfect memory, which I'll try to avoid
doing in the future.
SM, Troop 113
GW District, NCAC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City