Re: Guide to Safe Scouting?
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 5 May 1997 19:03:35 -0400
I don't know when playing in the water becomes swimming, and subject to
the Safe Swim Defense rules. Water deep enough to float? To take a
couple of strokes?
IMO, if the scouts had the permission of their leaders to be in the
water, the SA should take it up with their leaders.
Since scouts don't have access to the Guide to Safe Scouting, IMO they
ought not be responsible for its contents. Rather, their adult leaders
have access to the Guide. If there is a camporee rule about not playing
in the creek, then it looks like they broke the rule. I don't think that
this comes under the GSS rules, but others opinions may differ.
Was the camporee program so boring that playing in the creek was preferable?
Paul H. Brown, KD4UPD
I used to be an Antelope, WB 82-66
Pack Committee Chairman, Unit Commissioner, Roundtable Commissioner
George Washington District, National Capital Area Council, BSA
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