ATV Safety Institute Provides Safety Training To Boy Scouts
January 31, 2014
The Boy Scouts of America recently authorized a motorized activity at one of its national jamborees. That allowed the ATV Safety Institute to teach 311 Boy Scouts how to safely operate ATVs during the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Piney View, W.Va., July 15-24.
The ASI, which develops rider-training programs and promotes the safe and responsible use of ATVs, offered the ATV RiderCourse to both Scouts and Venturers, who are young men and women in Boy Scouts of America’s Venturing youth-development program. Three ASI training ranges were set up to accommodate up to eight students per class, three times a day. After the Scouts and Venturers completed the closed-range ASI ATV RiderCourse, they participated in an instructor-led trail ride through the West Virginia woods.
“We are so excited to have been able to offer ASI’s ATV RiderCourse for the very first time at a jamboree,” says ASI Vice President Tom Yager. “Everyone who participated in the training was thrilled with the enthusiasm and excitement the Scouts and Venturers showed for learning to ride ATVs. This was an amazing experience for all of us and we look forward to training more Scouts and Venturers at Jamborees in the future.”
To find an ATV RiderCourse and enroll, visit www.atvsafety.org. In addition to learning safe riding skills on a range, riders can also brush up on ATV safety principles online with the ATV E-Course, also available at www.atvsafety.org.