Re: BSA National Update (Week...
Gino Lucrezi (lucrezi@IINF01.ING.UNIVAQ.IT.)
Tue, 18 Oct 1994 00:25:06 MET
> > > Why is there a prohibition on non-US citizens holding positions as
> > unit leaders.
> > Actually no adult may register in our country's Scouting movement
> > without written permission from their country of citizenship, AND the
> > approval of the CR for the unit.
> > Why? 1. It is in our rules (as it is in most countries) as we ask
> Can you explain this please? Have you information about the policies of the
> 120+ countries of WOSM on this matter. To say that " most countries "
> have such-and-such a rule implies that you have a knowledge of their
> policies. Do you ? If so, what is your source, as I would be interested
> in finding out more.
First of all, I have to saythat I think it is considerate on BSA's
part to contact the national association(s) of the person concerned,
at least in the case of adults. But I think any further restriction
won't be in BSA's best interests.
Here in Italy, there is no rule against enrolling foreign nationals,
at least in AGESCI. Moreover, registration forms ask for place of
birth, but not for nationality. My Scout Group has a Brownie and a
Guide who were born in India and adopted in Italy - I think they have
acquired Italian Citizenship, but the HQ has no way to know.
The only "restriction" is on Units abroad. The National Committee may
allow registration of units abroad, following international (i.e.
WOSM's or WAGGGS') regulations. This means an italian unit in country
X can't recruit X nationals if there is a Scout Association in X, but
this rule applies to all countries, not just Italy.
> - an understanding of international organisations - United Nations,
> UNICEF,etc. and international organisations such as Red Cross/Crescent.
Hey, you are forgetting WOSM and WAGGGS!!! :-)
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