Joseph Alessi (JosephAlessi@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Tue, 3 Feb 1998 10:54:34 -0500
At my troop committee meeting last night, the subject
of youth drivers came up. We had a question that
wasn't clear in the guide to safe scouting.
We know that a 16 or 17 year old driver
cannot drive someone else on an outing. However,
some old timers stated that it is ok for them to
drive themselves to the outing (for example, if they
are coming to a campout on Saturday morning, or leaving
1. Can a 16 or 17 year old drive themselves to and
from a troop activity/outing?
2. If the answer to 1 is yes, can they drive a sibling or
other family member (in other words, can I let my son drive
me and his brother, or must I drive myself?)
3. Can a 16 or 17 year old drive themselves to and
from scout meetings?
4. If the answer to 3 is yes, can they drive other scouts
who are their friends?
If you can point to written support for this it would be
helpful, since we want to get the "official" word from our
council, but would like to provide them with as much
information as possible when we ask the questions.
Vice Chair - Program, Lafayette District
ASM Troop 313 Cradle of Liberty Council
Advisor to the Treasurer Unami Lodge
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