Re: Parade rules question
David Hoanzl (VIRTUSOL@MSN.COM)
Wed, 19 Aug 1998 12:45:59 -0500
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Scouts-L Youth Group List Behalf Of lead1
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 1998 10:13 PM
>> Subject: Re: Parade rules question
>> What is the official rule for Cubs in a parade?
> .... (quote) The beds of trucks or trailers must never be used
> for carrying passengers.
> It seems that there is not much room for interpretation on this issue.
Actually, the Guide to Safe Scouting does provide an exception:
"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
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
Our troop participated in a Halloween parade last year. The boys
wanted to show off the catapult they had built at summer camp
at Treasure Island (not your standard stave launcher - this baby
would have done Atilla the Hun proud), so the plan was to load
the catapult onto a pickup truck and have the Scouts throw out
candy to the kids.
I think we went less than one block in the parade before candy
was being launched high into the air from the back of the truck
(they *are* a creative bunch). Although the crowd loved it, SM
put an end to it when Tootsie Rolls started banging off of
Have fun at the parade!
Yours in Scouting,
District Commissioner (for a whole week now ;-))
Ouachita Area Council
Hot Springs AR
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City