Re: OA Elections (was Re: Other OA Tap-Out Ceremonies?)
Gregory M Marr (gregm@WPI.WPI.EDU)
Wed, 1 Apr 1992 11:17:26 EST
> >A question for clarification . . . with respect to the voting procedures:
> >To the best of my knowledge, members of the Troop (youth) who are
> >Arrowmen are permitted to vote in an election . . . at least this has
> >been local practice where I have been over the past several years . . .
> EEEEKKKKK NO!!!! (sorry)
> ALL YOUTH are eligible to vote. This is another special part of OA.
> You are usually not elected by "the elite" but by your peers. New BSA
> members may decline if they feel they do not know the eligible
All Scouts under 21 may vote. It seems to me that the question was
if Arrowmen could vote or not, not if they were the only people to
vote. I have (as a 3 year elections committee district chairman) had
that question (if Arrowmen (youth) could vote too.) asked to me a few
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City