Top Survey Results Include Four BSA Banned Activities

The Innovation and Strategy Group is exploring the possibility of lifting the ban on a few unauthorized activities.

According to posts on the BSA Innovation Engine:

Recently the Innovation and Strategy Group conducted a survey to determine the level of interest in various high adventure activities. The survey was nationwide in scope and the respondents were 50.3% male and 49.7% female. Those responding to the survey were between the ages of 7 and 19 and lived, in almost equal parts, in each of the regions of the country. The question before them was what activities do you like or would you like to participate in?

Four of the top choices by youth on this survey are currently on the list of unauthorized activities in the, “Guide to Safe Scouting”.

Each of the top four activities are being vetted independently on the BSA Innovation Engine to see what people think about each idea.

See what is being said about looking into the following activities:
Laser Tag in Scouting
All Terrain Vehicles in Scouting
Paintball in Scouting
Jet Skiing in Scouting

At this time only those with myBSA logins can vote and comment on an idea, so if you feel strongly go track down your friendly neighborhood professional!

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About time some reconsideration be made for laser tag. I remember a chapter doign this as a social before the ban. I also remember going to a laser tag arena with the camp staff when I was in europe.

By Jerry on January 6th, 2009 at 9:59 am

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By » BSA Laser Tag No-No is a Maybe on January 6th, 2009 at 3:17 pm


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