Re: BSA: Executive Board Requirements
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Tue, 22 Nov 1994 15:49:57 CST
Randy Finder <NARAHT@DRYCAS.CLUB.CC.CMU.EDU> writes:
>First question, what is EPA? (I thought I knew most BSA terms, I guess not. :)
"EPA" is Explorer Presidents' Association, Brother Randy. The EPA (or
in some Councils, Explorer Officers' Association (EOA) represents
those Explorers serving as officers or Presidents/Boatswains of their
units. Equate it to our Sections, except that a local Council can
have more than one "EPA" in their Council if they choose to.
>From what I have read here on scouts-L, unless a person is a registerred
>explorer, they would be dealt with as an adult (for the purposes of
>things like YPP)
The issue here is whether or not a local Council can have more than
the two youth members on their Executive Board. I stated earlier, no.
It don't matter if they are youth members or not, each Council can
only have two youth members.
Jim's only recourse presently is to have the APO members to serve on
the Council's Advisory Board.
>Not my place to get into this sort of personal politics, but some things to
>1) Determine whether you are trying to do
>a) add these people to the board. or
>b) add these positions to the board.
>The next chapter president of one of these chapters may be someone who
>can not be a member of BSA. He or she may be gay or an atheist, APO
>allows all students at the university to pledge.
That has NOTHING to do with the appointment. There may *already* be
gay members of the BSA on the Executive Board. Remember, that most of
the members are folks from the community, and NOT "senior volunteers".
The Council *could* fill out the applications for those
businesspeople, not caring (in my opinion, rightfully so) if they are
gay or lesbian at all... this happens a LOT in many local Councils
when it don't matter where the person comes from, as long as they can
bring the Council or the BSA in general money or influence.
Until there's a statement on the application that says "are you gay,
bisexual or a lesbian?", there's very little that a money-strapped
local Council can do. That's why, Brother Randy, the BSA wants to
LIMIT access to the Executive Board to folks that can be verified as
"of good character".
>2) If it is these positions, the presidents of the chapters might not
>be the most appropriate person, some chapters (perhaps not this one)
>have a members of the service committee who chairs service projects
>relating to BSA. (A person willing to take this position is probably
>much more likely to be able to become a scouter.)
That's why I've been stating that a Chapter Represenative would be
great on the Advisory Board, since that body can recommend and work
with all of the Council-level committees of the Council.
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