2013 Guidelines for Applying for the ATV and PWC Programs Announced

Applications are now being accepted for councils that are interested in adding all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and personal watercraft (PWC) programs to their camps in 2013.

If your council has previously participated, you must complete an application and board resolution for 2013. For those councils that participated in the ATV program in 2012, the contract with Honda for the ATVs is still current through the prescribed expiration.

If your council has not participated and would like to in 2013, you will need to complete an application and board resolution.

Applications and board resolutions are available on MyBSA in the following location:

MyBSA > Resources > Boy Scout Program > Camping/Conservation

If chosen to provide the ATV program, a Honda contract will be sent to you. The Honda contract will be sent once we determine the allocation of the 150 ATVs they are providing. You will be allowed to use the ATVs for three years to provide programs in your council. The ATVs are on a first-come, first-served basis. A maximum of 14 machines may be awarded to a council.

Councils are responsible for purchasing required safety equipment and for destination charges for the ATVs. Regular maintenance is required to keep the machines in safe working condition. Staff leading your ATV program will need to complete training from the ATV Institute. We are setting up dates for training for ATV between Jan. 15 and March 31, 2013.

At this time, we do not have a sponsor to loan PWCs. You will be responsible for providing these for your council.

This is an exciting program for youth. Results and reviews from councils that have offered the program in previous years have been very positive. Please fax your signed forms to Susan Fitzhugh at 972-580-2430 or email them to susan.fitzhugh@scouting.org.

One Response to 2013 Guidelines for Applying for the ATV and PWC Programs Announced

  1. Walt Witucki says:

    This will be a huge hit with the Scouts. What is the current policy and/or plans for snowmobiles?

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