Re: Scouts driving
michael woods (jmrwoods@AVALON.NANDO.NET)
Wed, 21 Feb 1996 10:02:55 -0500
I already knew that a sixteen or seventeen year old could not drive
younger scouts. What about if he just drives himself? He would not be
carrying anyone but himself, so is there anything wrong with that? Are
you trying to say that I would not be able to drive myself to a campout,
by myself, if I had to leave early for an important event, and I was
going to leave by myself. What about OA. Does that mean that I am not
allowed to drive myself down for that event. People do it all the time.
Is it wrong though, if you go by yourself. We even have people that
carry others to OA events. Is this wrong. OA doesn't have a policy
about it. Is it wrong?
Eagle Class of 1995
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader
Zebulon, North Carolina
On Tue, 20 Feb 1996, Kathie Cerveny wrote:
> 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