Multiple Registrations across 2 councils
Scott Begin (34RXESC@CMUVM.BITNET)
Sat, 14 Sep 1991 12:08:20 EDT
Since the subject of multiple registrations has come up, I would like to
get an answer about my problem with registration.
Since I turned 18, I have been registered as an Assistant Scoutmaster in
my home troop (T-551, LaSalle Council). This fall, through my Alpha
Phi Omega Chapter, I am going to be involved with a local Cub Scout pack
(part of the Lake Huron Area Council).
If these two units were in the same council, I could be registered as a
Multiple. Is this still possible even though I am in two councils? (and
pay only one registration fee)
This summer there was discussion about subject, but if this is not easily
possible, what legal issues would be involved if I did not register with
the Cub Scout pack?
I will be graduating in December, and would only be working with the pack
for about 3 months. The pack will pay my registration fee, but if I have
already paid this, I would prefer to save them the $7. If registering in
another council concurrently will mess up my records somewhere, I would
prefer not to do this. After graduation, I will probably get involved in
a Scout Troop near where I will be, and at that time, I will cease registration
in my home troop (possibly next september, after I'm settled).
Upon looking at my registration card, I notice that at the bottom, there is
a sequence of numbers: 165 05 S-0551 060780. The first numbers are the
Council (LaSalle Council), district (#5, Sawasabee), S for scout troop and the
unit number (0551). The last number must be some sort of identification
number for me, possibly that I am member number 60780 in the LaSalle Council
computer. Would this information help keep my records straight when
registering? (The things you think of when you are a Computer Science Major
who works extensively with databases:).
Although this may seem like a strange situation, I know people in a similar
situation near home. Until Feb, 1990, the Sawasabee District belonged to
the S.W. Michigan Council (since we are in Michigan). I know of one
Scoutmaster who in addition to being involved with his troop in our council,
was involved with the (then) Northern Indiana Council, I think as a Council
Camping Committee Member. He worked in South Bend, IN, the council
headquarters, and this was more convienient than the 1 hour to our council
headquarters in Kalamazoo. It seems to me that any place where two councils
have a border, there is the possiblity of persons being registered in both
councils: the closest troop is in one council, while the closest pack is
in another council (speeking strictly from the standpoint of distance from
home to the unit meeting place), a cub leader may not like the leadership
style (or possibly the actual leaders or the program) of the nearby scout
troop in the same council, but likes the leadership or program in that troop
accross the council line. (I've seen this happen, too).
I appreciate any information I can get.
Yours in Scouting,
Scott A. Begin Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 551
The Graveyard Madman Galien, Michigan
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