Re: International scout wants to join my troop!
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Thu, 30 Sep 1993 11:20:23 EDT
Here is what was done in a LOCAL case, which also may not
have been exactly correct!
Foreign scout atteneded local unit meetings and campouts
as OFFICIAL guest. BSA would not (at least then) register
him as BSA member since he was NOT a US citizen OR PERMANENT
resident. (ie resident aliens are OK but not STUDENT VISA).
SO! He worked from his OWN handbook and we coordinated with
HOME country Scout master when he completed requirements etc.
He was NEVER allowed to EARN BSA ranks while on a STUDENT visa.
This was a few years back, so policy MAY have changed, and he
was ALSO not working towards Eagle (or equivalent) only about
still scouting since 1957, currently POP Corn chairPERSON (*)
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