Charter

Purpose

The Backcountry 4×4 Club is an off-road club for the whole family. It is a non-profit and non-competitive organization open to all types of four wheel drive vehicles.

The Backcountry 4×4 Club aims to:

  • Safely enjoy the outdoors by exploring trails all over the Province of Nova Scotia
  • Promote off-roading as a safe responsible activity.
  • Respect the environment and existing trails by following Tread Lightly principles.
  • Promote education about map reading, GPS use and other related fields.

Vehicle Requirements

  • All vehicle makes and models are accepted (Sorry, no ATVs)
  • Vehicles must have one tow hook front and one on rear.
  • A C.B. radio or GMRS, FRS radio is not essential but preferred optional equipment.
  • The club reserves the right to bar a member from attending an event in which the executive have a reasonable belief that the vehicle in question is not legal or is being driven in a illegal manner.
  • When Vehicle sold the club identification must be removed.

Joining the Club

  • To join the club, an applicant must fill out an application for membership and pay a non-refundable fee, the amount to be set by the executive of the club.
  • Applicants for membership must attend two (2) meetings (preferably the Annual General Meeting and one regular meeting), two (2) club trail rides within a twelve (12) month period before they are eligible to be voted upon for membership. A trail ride consists of any off road excursion attended be no less than three club members.
  • After an applicant has applied for current member status, a vote will be taken among the members who witnessed the applicant during meetings and trail rides as to whether the applicant should be made a current member or not.
  • If a member chooses to leave the club, all club identification must be removed from vehicle(s).

Club Rules

  • Members are to keep their due payments up to date
  • Members are to adhere to the Tread Lightly guidelines during club events
  • Behavior which gives rise to a negative public image of the club, or the sport of 4X4 trail riding is strongly frowned upon.
  • The use of alcohol or illicit drugs prior to or during club events is strictly forbidden
  • Conduct which the club finds dangerous or offensive is prohibited and grounds for immediate dismissal from the event.
  • The use of a vehicle on a trail event that the club deems to be illegal or is not properly equipped,or becomes unsafe is grounds to exclude the member from the event.
  • During an event all members must be accounted for at the end of the day. (No one left behind in the woods.)

Dissolving the Club

  • Should the club be dissolved, any funds remaining after all liabilities are met shall be donated to a charity such as the Metro Food Bank.

Revised March 9, 2013