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Personal Watercraft Pilot Update

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Personal Watercraft Pilot Update

Posted on 31 July 2009 by admin

BSA Personal Watercraft

Back in May, we informed readers about a Personal Watercraft Pilot program being held at Claytor Lake Adventure Base. The personal Watercraft Pilot at the Claytor Lake Adventure Base within the Blue Ridge Mountains Council in Roanoke, Virginia, has now completed three weeks of summer camp operations.

An initial requirement for participation in the PWC Pilot Program was successful completion of the Virginia Boater Safety Course. These Scouts are then assigned to other activities within the camp for the remainder of the week. No injuries have occurred thus far, and the camp is documenting all incidents and near misses, as required.

Approximately 120 Scouts have participated in the full program, and initial response appears to be very positive. Weekly e-mail surveys to program participants will be sent in an effort to collect detailed feedback regarding all aspects of the pilot.

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BSA Personal Watercraft

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Scouts and Jetskis?

Posted on 28 May 2009 by Dan

BSA Personal WatercraftClaytor Lake Adventure Base at the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation has exclusive permission from the National Council Boy Scouts of America to pilot a Personal Watercraft Program for Boy Scouts and Venturers.

This is the ONLY program in the Country where use of personal watercrafts are permitted as a part of any Scouting Program!

According to Blue Ridge Mountains Council, participants will learn all about Jet Skis, how to be safe on the water, and of course, have a blast riding Jet Skis on Claytor Lake! At the end of the course particiants will have earned their Virgina Boater’s License.

Visit the Blue Ridge Mountain Council Website for more information.

What do you think? Good Idea? Bad Idea? Will it become an approved program?

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