Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Annoyed at National
Re: Annoyed at National
Paul S. Wolf
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 16:44:21 -0400
Kevin Woods wrote:
> BTW...has anyone noted the change in the 98 Guide to Safe Scouting
> that a 16 y.o with 6 months driving, no accidents or mv violations
> and parental permission can drive scouts to and from an event?
> Scarey Huh?
> Without an adult...yeah! No Lie, read the new red book closely!
> Shocked the Heck out of alot of veteran leaders at SMF!
First of all the current Guide to Safe Scouting is the 1999 edition, a
BLUE book. It does have the same requirements for drivers as last
year's book (the Red one). That clause reads:
The driver must be currently licensed and at least 18 years of age.
Youth member exception: When traveling to an area, regional, or national
Boy Scout activity or any Venturing event under the leadership of an
adult (at least 21 years of age) tour leader, a youth member at least 16
years of age may be a driver, subject to the following conditions:
a. Six months� driving experience as a licensed driver (time on a
learner�s permit or equivalent is not to be counted)
b. No record of accidents or moving violations
c. Parental permission granted to the leader, driver, and riders
I'm not sure (don't have them handy) when that clause was added. I know
it was in in 1993, although it did require a21 year old licensed driver
in the car at that point. I'll check further tonight, if I can find
As for your other comments, why not offer constructive comments, like
WHAT errors are there in the HB. Ranting like you did in your message
does no one any good.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Traffic Engineer, Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office - Cleveland, Ohio
Past President, Great Lakes Region, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
Winding Rivers Dist. Advancement Comm., Greater Cleveland Council, BSA
Advancement Webmaster, US Scouting Service Project (www.usscouts.org)