Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Bus Charters
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 17:58:21 EDT
If you have the money and you don't have the parental units for driving <G>
and you don't want to ship the boys UPS <VBG> then bus charters are cool.
Make sure you:
1) get a charter w/ an organization with prior (good) experiences driving
kids. My husband set up the bus for Jambo and got the driver who did it last
time-- he LOVED it and was happy to do it again. Other driverws are not so
cool with it <G> and we all remember about crabby school bus drivers from
2) Make realistic travel rules--- everyone wears a class A, no handheld
electronics that anyone else can hear (use earbuds or sound off for games),
no food/drink in the bus. These will *significantly* improve the quality of
the experience for everyone, believe me.
3) Tour permits are the same. Ask for and attach a copy of the bus line's
"certificate of insurance." You will not be able to specify the actual NAME
of the driver in most cases in time for the permit to be submitted, but the
certificate will insure that drivers are qualified and if it's not
Fly-By-Night Buslines, Inc, then saying that the drivers are regular
employees of the company should be sufficient.
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