Calvin H. Gray (405geezer@IGG-TX.NET)
Fri, 28 Aug 1998 11:22:23 -0500
Jerome J Phillips wrote:
> Our church sponsors a Karate outreach ministry that meets twice a week.
> There are know fees involved and most of teh members are teenagers. Why
> can't I get anyone in exploring interested in it? I think it would be a
> great way to promote scouting further in our community.
> Keep in mind we are self defense and no contact. The chief instructor is
> a pastor of a Lutheran church.
> Please help.
According to page 19 of the BSA Health and Safety Guide (No. 34415, 1996
Printing), "Boxing, karate, and related martial arts are not authorized
activities." In other words, karate is on the BSA's list of
unauthorized activities. I hope this answers your question.
Calvin H. Gray
Scoutmaster, Troop 405
I used to be a Baden-Owl (WM-62-2-98 at Philmont)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City