U-E68867-Ronald Hart (hart_ronald@AE.GE.COM)
Thu, 22 Oct 1992 11:34:36 EDT
>Don asks on Oct 20:
> "since the BSA is somehow chartered by Congress, can't congress
> pass laws or otherwise shelter BSA from constant court cases?"
That brings to mind the following article that seemed to get little
attention by the press. If anyone can find any particulars, I'd like
to learn more about the bill, discussion on the floor, who introduced
it, which Senators voted which way (there's an election coming up in
12 days), who abstained (if anyone), where was the President of the
Senate to break a tie and why did he avoid it, etc...
SENATE STAYS OUT OF GAYS-BOY SCOUTS FIGHT
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON: The Senate voted narrowly Tuesday against an effort to
keep United Way chapters from seeking to open local Boy Scout troops
The amendment failed on a 49-49 vote.
The amendment would have prohibited payroll deductions from
federal workers for charities that have presssured the Boy Scouts
to accept homosexuals or atheists as members.
The Boy Scouts have resisted accepting gays, arguing that
doing so would be inconsistant with their oath that boys be
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Wednesday, September 23, 1992
Additional item on Congressional Charter:
"The federal charter from Congress charges the Boy Scouts of America
to make its program available to all who are eligable, but recognizes
that young people must become members in order to derive the benefits
available from the Scouting program. Those who administer the
program must, therefore, serve the membership and also actively
and purposefully recruit new members."
(Membership/Relationships Committee Guide, 1990).
Dan Beard Council Member - Membership
EVERY BOY DESERVES THE CHANCE TO BE A SCOUT.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City