Re: OA Registration question.
Randy Finder (NARAHT@DRYCAS.CLUB.CC.CMU.EDU)
Tue, 21 Jun 1994 10:39:00 EDT
Fred Rogers <fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM> writes:
(while replying to Olan about the frustration of keeping ASMs
registered as such while they are away at school....)
>I believe that Mike indicated that BSA is trying to phase out the
>college reserve position.
What was the purpose of the College Scouter Reserve?
In talking to some scouters in Europe, they seem not to particularly
have a problem with this for three reasons.
1) Shorter distance. Most of the western European countries are
smaller than US states. So in a lot of cases the college student
can stay active in their home town.
2) A branch of scouting that starts at 18 (rovering) for them to
get into as "youth" members.
3) A lower percentage of the college age students going to college.
1) the USA can't do anything about, and 3) wwe certainly don't
want to. And I've never understood 2) Most of BSA's differences with the
other groups in the WOSM have at least some connection to membership
I just don't see one here. (maybe there isn't one)
>Under the new "computerized registration system" the position
>previously called "College Scouter Reserve" has been cut. This was
>due to local Councils having no control over volunteers which are
>registered in one local Council yet are living (and working with a
>unit) in another local Council. Youth members (those under 18) can
It seems that there are other people in the same boat, where boys
are shuttled around due to divorce or separation.
Also it is rare for a student to be under 18 for more than for more
than a few months.
>still be registered as members of the Troop; adult members (those
>under 21 and over 17) can still be registered as Assistant
>Scoutmasters but MUST fill out an adult application and be approved
>just like any other Assistant Scoutmaster.
Is this in the coucil the go to school in or the coucil that they
come home to?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City