Kathie Cerveny (kathie@EECS.NWU.EDU)
Tue, 20 Feb 1996 11:15:09 -0600
In this case, the Scout does NOT drive until he's 18 (for driving Boy
Scouts) or 21 (if he's driving Cub Scouts). The tour permit and the Guide
to Safe Scouting specifically and clearly state this.
If you chose to disregard the rules, what happens? Probably nothing, if
there are no accidents, etc. However, no liability covers those who do not
follow the requirements.
i.e. if your unit files a tour permit and allows a 16 yr. old to drive
other scouts, and there is an accident, BSA will not be there. You see, the
tour permit gives you the requirements, so even if you did not read them ---
they are there.
My sons are now 27 and 30, and THEY could not drive other scouts under the
age of 18 - this is not a new regulation.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City