Starting up a new Post
Alex Chacko John Neroth (aneroth@leland.Stanford.EDU)
Sun Mar 01 21:28:15 1998
I'm a member of Alpha Phi Omega (the national college service
fraternity founded on the ideals of Scouting), and I'm trying to
convince my chapter to sponsor an Explorer Post. The Post would have
a primary emphasis on High Adventure and a secondary emphasis on
Service. I know that there are quite a few APhiO chapters that
sponsor Explorer Posts, and I was hoping that someone on the list
might be able to tell me more about such an APhiO-Exploring
Also, I've never been around at the beginning of a Troop or Post, so
I was wondering whether anyone could tell me about the process for
founding a Unit. I know that the general steps are as follows:
1. Chartered Organization decides to sponsor an Explorer Post.
2. Exploring Executive speaks to Chartered Organization about
the chartering process.
3. Adult Committee Members are recurited (by the Exploring
Executive and the Chartered Organization Representative?).
4. The Advisor and Associate Advisors are recruited by the
Committee (with help from the Exploring Executive and the Chartered
5. The Unit Leaders (i.e., the Advisor, Associate Advisors,
and Committee Members) plan the program for one year.
6. Youth Members are invited to come to the Firstnigher by the
7. Firstnighter is held, and interested youth join the post.
8. Youth elections are held, and the post moves toward being
However, I don't really have any more details. I spoke to my
Chapter's Executive Committee today, and they didn't sound
exceedingly enthusiastic. They did ask me, though, to try to get the
Exploring Executive to speak at a General Chapter Meeting sometime
soon. Any help you could give me would be great! Thanks!
Yours in Scouting,
Alex C. J. Neroth
EMR Explorer Post 5
Pacific Skyline Council <http://www.pacificskylinecouncil.org/scouting/council/pacificSkyline.html>
Boy Scouts of America <http://www.bsa.scouting.org/>
Zeta Chapter <http://www-leland.stanford.edu/group/APhiO/>
Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity <http://www.apo.org/>
Stanford University <http://www.stanford.edu/>