The Dutch Trail Cutters Snowmobile Club’s annual youth Pennsylvania snowmobile safety course will be conducted on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the Bellegrove Fire Company, 1743 Blacks Bridge Road, Annville, PA 17003.
Pennsylvania’s Snowmobile Law requires youngsters between the ages of 10 to 15 to earn a safety certificate before they may lawfully operate a snowmobile in the state, except upon lands owned or leased by their parent or legal guardian.
The goal of the course, which was developed and is administered by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, is to develop safe attitudes and practices in all keystone state snowmobilers. Student manuals and workbooks will be utilized to illustrate the sport’s basic principles and safety concepts. Class participants qualify for their certificate by completing their workbooks and achieving a score of 80% or better on the final examination.
Course instructors include Rich Ebersole of Cornwall, PA; Dutch Trail Cutters Snowmobile Club member Henry Hartman of Hanover, PA; Harrison Langley, Jr. of Palmyra, PA; and Lew Stoms of Hampstead, MD.
The team of DCNR-certified instructors conducting this course have 174 years of combined, varied snowmobiling experience around North America and the world. So, come prepared to have fun and learn in-person from experienced snowmobilers that have been there, done that, and most likely rode there!
Plus, there will be actual gear and equipment and a modern snowmobile for students to experience and discuss and most important, ask questions and receive answers about.
And unlike the on-line course, there is NO FEE TO ATTEND this safety course and the Dutch Trail Cutters Snowmobile Club will even provide a FREE lunch to all attendees.
Parents are to accompany their children to registration so that the required forms may be completed. Registration begins at 7:30 AM; class starts promptly at 8:00 AM and will end by 4:00 PM. Pre-registration is required and adults are encouraged to stay for the day to attend the course with their youth students.
In addition, the current CDC-issued social-distancing protocol of six (6) feet between students/family groups or the utilization of a facemask will be enforced.
Pre-registration is required for this course so please contact Henry or Peggy Hartman at 717-633-5051 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.