Re: Scuba Diving and Scouts
Alan Houser (troop24@EMF.NET)
Thu, 26 Oct 1995 23:09:34 -0700
DANIEL NEVELS <daniel.nevels@TELOPS.GTE.COM> asked:
>Do I need any special liability insurance to do this project?
>What is in the BSA policies and/or regualtions about Scuba Diving?
>Has another Troop successfully tried this and made it work?
>What will some of the obstacles that I will need to overcome?
>Any information about Scouting and Scuba Diving would be helpful.
First, of all, get yourself a copy of the Guide to Safe Scouting
On page 11 (1995 printing), there is a three quarter page discussion
of Scuba. Rather than type it all in, I would prefer that you get
your own copy (you need it anyway if you are running a troop program).
A few points mentioned in GSS:
Scuba should be limited to Scouts and Explorers aged 14 & older,
Participants must be certified by NAUI or PADI.
Check with your local council.
There is also a section on Asthma/Reactive Airwave Disease as related
to Scuba activities.
Alan R. Houser ** Scoutmaster, Berkeley Troop 24 ** email@example.com
** WWW page ** http://www.emf.net/~troop24/t24.html **
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