ATV Rider Course Weekend

ATV Rider Couse Weekend at Goose Pond

There are 4 Sessions to choose from:

  • Saturday, May 4th - 8:00am to 11:00am
  • Saturday, May 4th - 11:30am to 2:30pm
  • Sunday, May 5th - 8:00am to 11:00am
  • Sunday, May 5th - 11:30am to 2:30pm

The BSA-ATV Program is designed to give Scouts (or adults) the opportunity to learn the basics of operating an All-Terrain Vehicle and to maximize rider safety. Built upon training developed through the All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute (ATSI), the ATV adventure is the same program offered during summer camp at Goose Pond.

Qualifications: To participate in the ATV Rider Safety Course, a Scout (or adult) must:

  • Be age 14 or older.
  • Complete and submit the participation and hold-harmless agreement/waiver upon arrival.
  • Complete the online training module in advance and submit the completion certificate upon arrival
  • Come prepared with the required personal clothing and shoes as listed below.
  • Bring a completed BSA medical form, parts A & B.

The ATV Rider Safety Course Overview:

The ATSI ATV Course provides hands-on training, with emphasis on the safety implications relating to each lesson. Scouts will learn basic techniques for riding an all-terrain vehicle responsibly. The lessons include starting and stopping, quick turns, hill riding, swerving, and riding over obstacles.

Scouts will participate in both discussion and riding lessons. In addition, the Instructor evaluates rider performance during each lesson and provides feedback to each Scout during, and at the end of the training program. Physically, Scouts will:

  • Receive the training on a course designed to provide practice with commonly encountered obstacles and maneuvering.
  • Get instruction in proper traffic safety, signals and commands.
  • Take short trail rides guided by ATSI trained staff on trails and roads on the 550-acre Goose Pond Scout Reservation property.

Goose Pond Scout Reservation will provide the Polaris ATV’s and the approved goggles, gloves, and helmets.

Scouts must provide long pants, a long sleeve shirt and boots or shoes that cover the ankle.

Cost: $25.00

*Class sizes are limited to 6 riders per class.

  • ATV Rider Course Weekend
    May 04, 2024 to May 05

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