Re: Convoys: add to Mikes post
Donald R Izard (dizard@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU)
Wed, 24 Jul 1996 12:00:26 -0400
Just to add one idea to go alongs with mikes ideas to help
with transportation, while avoiding convoys.
Give each driver a route map at the start of each trip.
Explain that we ask them to follow the designated route,
BUT not as a convoy. Drivers with SCOUTS are not to stop
to assist other stopped cars while in route! WE will have
a designated ROAD crew vehicle, leave after all other cars
are on the road, (with NO scouts, maybe extra gear) that
will stop to assist any stoped cars from our unit. If the
problem can not be resolved, wihtout additional assistance,
like AAA etc., the road crew vehicle can then be used to
take the scouts from the stopped vhecle to camp, or the
next designated stop.
Having this extra vehicle, is not always posible, but it
saved my old explorer post at least once on a trip up
to Canada for a canone trek. It took a couple days
to get the break down back on the road. If you are
carrying a full load of scouts and gear in each vehicle,
and you have a major break down, you have a major problem.
Of course, the driver of the car still has a problem,
but one car and driver, will not cause the rest of the
program to be off schedule etc.
HEY does doing recent Wood Badge course mean that you get asked
to staff every event in the world now?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City