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Our scouts have told me they want to go paint balling as a troop activity. Ive heard of several other troops in our area doing this, but I thought paint ball was not allowed under BSA guidelines. Anyone know the official policy on this?

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Oops, Sorry everyone. I just read OGE's post regarding laser tag and got the message loud and clear about paint ball. I should have checked the guide to safe scouting first anyway.

 

Regardless, I know some troops are doing it anyway, so let's hope no one gets injured.

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Smaster101, the "Guide to Safe Scouting" Manual lists paint ball as an activity which is not allowed.

 

Which has been a great disappointment of the scouts.

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The boys in our troop wanted to play paintball. My advice, talk to your parents, talk to the boys, and have at it. Just do not do it as a BSA activity. I (the SM) would not organize it.

 

Similar to other GTSS issues. What I do as a parent violates some GTSS policy. What I do as SM does not.

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As Agent 86, Maxwell Smart would say:

 

Ah, "the old bunch of friends and their parents getting together to play paintball which is ok just as long as it doesnt count as a troop activity even though all the participants are from a troop trick"

 

Actually, that'll work

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OGE, shhhh! Be quiet or I'll have to use the "cone of silence" on you! I miss agent 99.(This message has been edited by acco40)

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