Re: Scouts driving
Jeff L. Glaze (jglaze@SUBASIC.SCIATL.COM)
Wed, 21 Feb 1996 10:20:01 -0500
>Michael Woods WROTE:
> What about OA. Does that mean that I am not
>allowed to drive myself down for that event. People do it all the time.
The Order of the Arrow is a part of BSA, therefore BSA rules and regulations
do apply. Just because "people do it" does not mean that it is not counter
to BSA policy.
>Is it wrong though, if you go by yourself. We even have people that
Whether or not it is wrong, it is contrary to BSA policy for youth members
in the Boy Scout program to provide transportation (as a driver) for other
youth members to BSA activities, including OA events.
>OA doesn't have a policy about it. Is it wrong?
OA does have a policy! Same as all other Boy Scout rules and regs.
>>Kathie WROTE: (And it bears repeating)
>> 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.
Kathie stated it quite well!
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