scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Insurance & liability/unis on planes
Sat Jun 03 2000 - 11:08:48 CDT
I have heard in the past that if you do not have your uniform on (scouts as
well as adults) when traveling you will not be covered by BSA insurance...is
No, and BTW there is no rule against wearing your uniform while traveling in
airplanes. Many contingents to Philmont, summer camp, or other destinations
wear their uniform with pride, and sometimes have special favors extended to
them as a consequence of being easily identifiable as Scouts.
As to any ideas that National wouldn't want us identified in public as Scouts
because of the recent Supreme Court cases, well, I am sure that since we have
citizenship in a democracy as one of our aims, the BSA wouldn't have any
problem with us being asked our opinions, or in our opinions being given,
while in uniform. Freedom of speech and all that <G>. As a matter of fact, I
just went to a concert direct from teaching "It Happened to Me" for a Cub
pack, and because of my uniform I had three people ask me about this issue.
Since I am not restarting this thread, you can ask me privately what I think
(the list already knows <G>).
Are there any other instances that would cause you to not be covered?
Any behavior or circumstances specifically prohibited in the Guide to Safe
Scouting (G2SS, for short) would not be covered. If you haven't had the
Health and Safety training, required every two years for all registrered
Scouters, to learn omre about this, get your Council service center to
schedule one for you pronto.
I am pleased to say that I am attending the Health & Safety /Risk Mgmt
training at Philmont this summer, and will therefore have a lot more "chapter
and verse" to cite for related questions <G>.
SA T47 Sandwich MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety and going in 01!
I useta be an Eagle...