Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Mon, 1 Mar 1993 15:29:46 CST
> Allan, I believe your comment about the PTA "letter" --stuff deleted --
I understand it was in response to legal questions about the chartered
organization being responsible for checking out all adult leaders.
> I understand that that has been clarified and "the letter" was modified or
> jim sleezer
The National PTA has not withdrawn any such letter, and the letter is real,
I have seen it and read it. It is a reaction to the fact that the
Chartered Organization is responsible for being sure that the leadership
for their units is made up of people who meet not only BSA leadership
requirements, but those of the organization. They withdrew their support
nationwide, but hurt little.
Most of the units in our area needed to move off of the PTA sponsorship
anyway, as the PTA's do not own the buildings, could not promise use of the
What could have been a disaster - was righted by National's quick legal
action and reaction - and councils and unit leadership all around who just
moved to other chartered organizations.
I believe I still have a copy of that letter, but it is now a moot point
and not really of importance now. Remember -- the chartered organiztion
has, since the inception of BSA, been responsible for the leadership of the
units meeting the requirements of BSA and their organization. That IS what
their signature has been for on the charters. So -- I found it strange
that they suddenly objected!
Guess, as usual, they did not read what they had been signing for years.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City