This summer, the Waterford Chamber of Commerce will hold its second Hot Air Balloon Festival the weekend of July 20-22, 2012. It’s part of a much larger community festival where our Lions Club of Waterford hosts a Car Show, and there are kids games, crafters and much more. Anywhere the community gathers, there is a need for our Scouts to be there!

So it’s with great interest that I learned that the BSA’s Health and Safety team approved tethered hot-air ballooning as an approved activity! Yes, there will be tethered balloon rides at this summer’s event, and its great to know that our Scouts will get to participate as part of their official role in helping at the event.

Thanks to the BSA’s official “Bryan on Scouting” blog for bringing this to my attention!