scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: G2SS ?
Paul S. Wolf (PaulWolf@EN.COM
Thu Mar 02 2000 - 07:32:26 CST
Bob and Rusty Taylor asked two questions:
My responses contain quotes from the G2SS:
The quotes are indented. My comments are not.
> two questions regarding activities for Varsity age Scouts
> 1. pellet guns for target shooting (rifle type) ok? how about
VIII. Guns and Firearms
Boy Scout Standards
Boy Scouts are permitted to fire .22 caliber bolt-action,
single-shot rifles, air rifles, shotguns, and muzzle-loading
long guns under the direction of a certified instructor, 21
years of age or older, within the standards outlined in current
Scouting literature and bulletins. BSA policy does not permit
the use of handguns in the Boy Scouting program.
Handguns (Venturers only)
The following guidelines relate to the use of handguns within
the program of the Boy Scouts of America.
1. Handgun use is limited to the Venturing program only.
It doesn't matter what type of handgun. The answer is NO unless they
are in a VENTURING Crew.
For the specific rules on the use of Rifles see also:
> 2. Scouts driving other Scouts to/from an activity? what are the
4. 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
b. No record of accidents or moving violations
c. Parental permission granted to the leader, driver, and
"an area, regional, or national Boy Scout activity" is one organized by
BSA officials, such as OA Area Conclaves, NOAC, etc. It does NOT mean a
unit activity in the area of the troop. So the answer is simple: "NO
Scouts driving other Scouts to local activities."
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org