Re: BSA: Executive Board Requirements
Randy Finder (NARAHT@DRYCAS.CLUB.CC.CMU.EDU)
Tue, 22 Nov 1994 20:13:00 EST
>Jim's only recourse presently is to have the APO members to serve on
>the Council's Advisory 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".
>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.
I'm confused between Executive and Advisory Board. (For a council)
1) Which if either is restricted to registered scouters?
(Which presumably means that Gays or Athiests could not be on them)
2) Which if either has fixed membership. (positions designated by by-laws,
etc.) as opposed to no problem with just adding another person.
If these are as I expect, Advisory Board being loose in numbers and
no neccesarily for registered scouters, It is probably more acceptable
for the APO representatives to be there as opposed to having them on Executive
Thanx for the info Brother Mike.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City