The ATV Safety Institute (ASI) will provide the Boy Scouts
of America with ATV training for the first time ever at the 2013 National Scout
Jamboree, July 15 - 24, at Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in
Piney View, WV. ASI will be on hand to run more than 50 ATV RiderCourses to
train up to 408 riders over the course of the ten-day event.
The ASI ATV RiderCourse will be available to participants in
BSA Venturing, a youth developmental program that includes both boys and girls
who range in age from 13 to 20. Held once every four years, the Jamboree gives
the scouting community a chance to camp out, meet new friends, try
high-adventure activities and enjoy the outdoors. This year's event is
significant because it's the first Jamboree to be held at its new permanent
home at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.
"ASI is pleased to be a part of the Boy Scouts' introduction
of motorized activities and honored to be selected for inclusion in the 2013
Jamboree," said ASI vice president Tom Yager. "The ASI ATV RiderCourse is ideal
for the Jamboree and for the Venturing program in particular. More than 50,000
Scouts, volunteers and staff are expected to be at this event, so it's a wonderful
opportunity to introduce kids to the positive experience of riding ATVs safely
and responsibly, as well as to the importance of rider education and training."
"ASI cannot thank the Boy Scouts enough for asking us to
participate in the Jamboree," said ASI executive vice president Paul Vitrano.
"We are proud to be a part of this event, and prouder still that more than 400
Scouts have chosen to participate in the ATV RiderCourse. ASI also wants to
thank AFX for providing helmets and Tucker Rocky for donating helmets and
safety gear for use by the BSA riders, as well as ASI's member companies for
making appropriate sized vehicles available for this large-scale training
Formed in 1988, the ASI is a not-for-profit division of the
Specialty Vehicle Institute of America. For safety information or to enroll in
the ATV RiderCourseSM nearest you 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.