Re: Roundtable help & Troop Bus
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Sat, 28 Sep 1996 21:43:06 EDT
The insurance is expensive so we keep our bus on the road
in the Spring, Summer and FAll only (cuts insurance
in half and saves on snow tires.)
We have two ASMs who have bus licenses and I am studying for mine
(part of my Woodbadge ticket.)
Our maintenance costs are not bad. We have a mechanic on the Troop
committee who does the routine work.
I'm sorry that I don't have the exact figures at hand,
but our bus committee deals with that.
We charge $5.00 per head per trip for gas, oil & maintenance.
It's great having a bus; all Scouts are together and
there is plenty of room for equipment.
Jonah Triebwasser, ASM, Troop 128, Rhinebeck
>My question(s) are these: Has anyone had any experience with having a
>troop bus, what are the insurance problems, what is the annual cost of
>maintaining a vehicle of this type, what do you do for drivers, etc. Our
>chartering organization is a church and the troop is an official ministry of
>the church, which means that if we get the bus the actual owner ( I
>suppose ) would be the church and the Board of Trustees has some
>concerns about the whole project.
>I would appreciate any response on either of the above areas. I know
>there is a wealth of knowledge out there on the list and I hope that
>someone has, at one time, had the same problems.
>Eagle Class of 1971
Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S. of A.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City