Re: Parade rules question
Tue, 18 Aug 1998 23:50:59 -0400
>>What is the official rule for Cubs in a parade? My kids love to be part
>>but get tired of walking after a while, mostly the tigers and wolfs. Are
>>permitted to ride on an open trailer pulled by a tractor?
>The 1998 version of the Guide to Safe Scouting answers your question on
>39: (quote) The beds of trucks or trailers must never be used for carrying
>passengers. (end quote)
>It seems that there is not much room for interpretation on this issue.
A further reading of the Guide to Safe Scouting, page 31, says
(quote) The BSA rule prohibiting the transportation of passengers
in the backs of trucks or on trailers may be tempered for parade
floats or hayrides, provided that the following points are strictly
followed to prevent injuries:
1. Transportation to and from the parade or hayride site is not allowed on
the truck or trailer.
2. Those persons riding, whether seated or standing, must be
able to hold on to something stationary.
3. Legs should not hang over the side.
4. Flashing lights must illuminate a vehicle used for a hayride after
dark, or the vehicle must be followed by a vehicle with flashing lights.
Sorry for the incomplete first answer. Hope this helps.
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