Re: BSA Registration - Young Adult
Randy Finder (NARAHT@DRYCAS.CLUB.CC.CMU.EDU)
Tue, 22 Nov 1994 15:52:00 EST
>On a visit to one of my visits, I was asked the following question
>from a ASM and CC.
>What position can a lad be registered within BSA after turning 18?
>This lad in question, is an Eagle, is going away to school, and the
>father wants to keep him registered. Both the father and Eagle
>recognize that after College he will be active at the Troop level.
>The CC indicated that, to his knowledge, the boy could NOT be
>registered as an ASM, so what are the options for registration?
This is as far as I can tell, a classic example of what College
Scouter Reserve was used for. College Scouter Reserve is now defunct
leaving some other options (some or all might be used)
1) Find a explorer post in the area of the campus that has an area
of speciality(right term(?)) that he is interested in.
2) Register in the new council in a position and do what is
appropriate for that position. (And ASMcould be such a position Ibelieve if he
actually works as an ASM.
3) If he isn't 18 when he goes off to school he might join a troop there for
the last couple of months.
4) Joining Alpha Phi Omega won't keep him registerred, but if he wants
to stay involved in an organization based on the ideals of scouting
on the college campus, he may look at that.
The biggest question is why one would want to stay registered if they weren't
doing anything, the numbers on the service stars are nice, but not really
all that important. Especially with the Scout going off to college isn't it
more appropriate to find out what the scout wants instead of the dad?
Alpha Phi Omega Alumnus
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