Milt Forsberg (miltf@UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU)
Tue, 3 Feb 1998 09:19:30 -0600
Snowmobiling is permitted. My troop has ridden about 30,000 miles on
snowmobiles over the past 25 years. Actually, that is per snowmobile.
Figuring boy-miles, it would be more like 150,000 or so. We take it
seriously and all must take the Snowmobile Safety Course and pass it prior
to riding. This is a course provided by the Illinois Deprartment of
Conservation. I am a certified instructor. We are very strict on
operation of the snowmobiles. I do not recommend anyone ride without
experienced riders supervising. Strict control must be maintained and I
recommend riding in an area devoted to snowmobiles. We ride in Northern
Wisconsin where there is a great trail system.
Please use extreme care as we don't want to see the activitiy banned!
SM, Troop 7
On Sat, 31 Jan 1998, G. John Marmet wrote:
> I was recently approached asking about the acceptibility of snowmobiling as a
> Scout activity. Recourse to my 1993 printing of Guide to Safe Scouting does
> not place Snowmobiling in the prohibited activities classification (like
> ATVing), and simply refers to it a Winter acitivity requiring special
> consideration and preparation by a Scoutmaster.
> Can anyone confirm that Snowmobiling is still (since the 93 date of my Guide)
> a permitted activity?
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