Re: Cub Scouts and Boats
Randy Moyers 1355 6051 (moyersrl@PLHP002.COMM.MOT.COM)
Thu, 3 Apr 1997 16:58:14 -0500
On Apr 3, 4:38pm, Jeff Menaker wrote:
> this is a new one to me. From what i remember of Safety Afloat does not
> preclude non-swimmers or beginners from participating (doesn't mention
> cubs in swimming ability)
> A person who has not been classified as a "swimmer"
> may ride as a passenger in a rowboat or motorboat with an
> adult "swimmer" or in a canoe, raft, or sailboat with an
> adult certified as a lifeguard or a lifesaver by a
> recognized agency. In all other circumstances, the person
> must be a swimmer to participate in an activity afloat.
Oops. Your right, Jeff. I checked my copy and only the adult in the canoe
to be certified as a swimmer. Thanks for correcting me.
> I was Asst Aquatics Director at a cub camp from 92-95. During the first
> year, we used only rowboats. Our system, for cub parent weekends was cub
> and an adult, one of whom (either) must be a swimmer.
> For cub resident camps, cubs could take the rowboats with other cubs as
> long as one of them was a swimmer.
Mmmmm. It does say with an adult swimmer in the current Guide. Were the rules
changed recently to not allow this?
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