Fred Rogers (fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM)
Tue, 2 Mar 1993 14:08:55 EST
*** Reply to note of 03/02/93 11:37
Wayne Fuller <ae758@YFN.YSU.EDU> writes:
>the requirements from the _GUIDE FOR OFFICERS AND ADVISERS_
>for candidates for membership are
>After registration with a troop, team, or post, have experienced
>15 days and nights of camping, including 6 consecutive days and
>nights of resident camping, approved and under the auspices and
>standards of the Boy Scouts of America, within 2 years immediately
>prior to the election to [C status.
>this is in addition to the other requirements given
>Hope that helps
Wayne, thank you. I think the key phrase here is "after registration
with a troop." Unfortunately, it would appear that the particular
scout in question does not meet the requirement.
To clarify the situation a bit relative to other comments made on this
subject. The troop has excellent records of camping and other
participation. I had personally gone through the records a week ago to
determine who was eligible for this year's OA election. I had
concluded that John was not eligible. He is a young scout just
completing his first year in the troop. I was sitting at my desk this
morning and the thought hit me that he had camped with the Webelos (but
that was before registering with the troop). Because I could not
remember the exact requirement and did not have my book with me, I
submitted my question.
Thanks to all for the information and guidance provided.
Scoutmaster of Troop 30, Baden-Powell Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City