Re: youth protection
Mark Dryer (clf18@PINN.NET)
Mon, 16 Sep 1996 07:55:22 -0400
Jack, BSA "Guide to Safe Scouting" says:
It is essential that adequate, safe, and responsible transportation be used for
Scouting activities. Because most accidents occur within a short distance from
safety precautions are necessary, even on short trips. General guidelines are as
1.Seat belts are required for all occupants.
2.All drivers must be licensed. If the vehicle to be used is designed to carr
than fifteen persons, including the driver (more than ten persons, including
driver, in California), the driver must have a commercial driver's license (
3.An adult leader (at least 21 years of age) must be in charge and accompany
4.The driver must be currently licensed and at least 18 years of age. Youth m
exception: When traveling to an area, regional, or national Boy Scout activ
any Explorer event under the leadership of an adult (at least 21 years of a
leader, a youth member at least 16 years of age may be a driver, subject to
1.Six months' driving experience as a licensed driver (time on a learner
permit or equivalent is not to be counted)
2.No record of accidents or moving violations
3.Parental permission granted to the leader, driver, and riders
4.A 21-year-old licensed driver must be a passenger in the vehicle.
5.Passenger cars or station wagons may be used for transporting passengers, b
passengers should not ride on the rear deck of station wagons.
6.Trucks may not be used for transporting passengers except in the cab.
7.All driving, except short trips, should be done in daylight.
8.All vehicles must be covered by automobile liability insurance with limits
meet or exceed requirements of the state in which the vehicle is licensed.
recommended that coverage limits are at least $50,000/$100,000/$50,000. Any
vehicle designed to carry ten or more passengers is required to have limits
9.Do not exceed the speed limit.
10.Do not travel in convoy.
11.Twelve hours of actual travel time including rest stops and a change of dri
the maximum for one day; a minimum of eight or nine hours should be planned
sleep at night.
All, except the introductory paragraph is in bold-faced type, which indicates th
are hard and fast rules and regulations that may not be changed locally.
Please note item #10.
CC, Troop 191
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City