Re: Policy question about Scouts driving
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Sun, 23 Aug 1998 14:44:54 -0400
At 08:34 PM 8/22/98 -0500, Bob Washburn wrote:
>How Scouts get to the meeting is beyond your control and responsibility.
>Scouts with valid state drivers licenses are allowed to drive to Scout
Are you SURE that is the case? I was under the impression that the BSA
covered all activities on a portal to portal basis. If that is the case
(and I still hope one day to see the actual liability policy - Jim Moss:
since you've investigated this, what's the answer) then I would figure that
the BSA rules on who can/cannot drive would even apply to/from meetings.
>However, once they are at the meeting place, no one under 21 should be
>transporting anyone. In your scenario of meeting and then going to the
>work site, having scouts drive other scouts is absolutely not allowed.
Well, as has been stated before, the BSA DOES NOT have a 21 year old driving
requirement. It is 18 for all matters being discussed here.
>If you meet at the work site in your community, Scouts can get there any
>way they can. Arranging Scout driven carpools also gets the unit in trouble.
I am not sure of the answer to the original question, other than my comments
above, but our troop tells all Scouts that they are not allowed to drive
anyone under the age of 18 to/from any Scouting event, including meetings.
Of course, enforcement with regard to meetings is another matter.
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City