Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: paintball"games"
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 22:07:17 EDT
Does anyone have any experience with scouts and paint ball? It has been
proposed that one troop challenge another. If this takes place at a
commercial paintball gamesite with safety equipment and signed waivers, does
anyone know of any reason why this could/should not occur under BSA
Yup, I do!
The G2SS does, in fact, forbid "war games."
"((bold face)) The activity commonly referred to as "War Game" -in which
individuals shoot paint or dye at one another- is an unauthorized activity."
Guide to Safe Scouting 1999 revision, page 30.
I fail to see how any "game" which simulates killing humans furthers the BSA
SA T47 Sandwich MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety
I useta be an Eagle...
'The staff is old and feeble, and we can sing no more,
So we're getting out of Gilwell while we can!'