Re: BOR & ASM's
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Tue, 7 Feb 1995 22:45:44 CDT
>That is probably well for a troop which has active ASMs. However, since the
>BSA wants to limit the number of ASMs, would this limit be upset by
>registering youths who have crossed over intothe adult program? Or, is a
>movement to an Explorer Post being encouraged? Since ASM is the only adult
>position in the Boy Scouting program that an 18-21 you can be legally
>registered, what of the mannish boy who wants to stay registered with his
>troop while he is away at college?
Remember the true intent of the membership/registration policy: to get
youth members into youth positions, adult members in UNIT POSITIONS
and all members at the lowest possible REGISTERED (paid) ROLE.
Asking me as a (former) Paraprofessional, I would say that the idea is
to keep those youth members as youth members. That means to me,
movement to an Explorer Post or Ship. If he's not interested in
anything that I have right now, there's the option of registering him
in someone else's District as an Explorer or organizing a new
Asking me as a volunteer, I would say register that kid as an
Assistant Scoutmaster, and move one of my "adult Assistant
Scoutmasters" as a Troop Committee member (the one that sits around
complaining all of the time about the others not being there). Then,
INSIST THAT IF I REGISTER HIM, I EXPECT HIM THERE FOR EACH OUTING WE
DO. If he don't want to *really serve*, then I find him an Explorer
Post or Ship to join and place him there.
Troop Committeemembers can STILL go camping, can STILL earn training
awards, and can STILL go to Wood Badge. They're just NOT "Assistant
Scoutmasters". Troop Committeemembers can STILL work with the kids in
the Troop, but the *adult leadership* is composed of a Scoutmaster and
ONLY A FEW Assistant Scoutmasters.
>>The other part is you *can* be members of more than one unit (called
>>dual registration or dual-hatting, depending on where you are), as
>>long as you establish ONE PRIMARY REGISTRATION. The BSA says that you
>>cannothold two or more registrations anymore. The one that you have
>>PAID MONEY FOR is your PRIMARY REGISTRATION (and the one in which you
>>wear the shoulder loops for). Everything else is secondary to the
>They have special, padded cabins for those who wear more than six hats at
In some localities, like here, you HAVE to wear at least four hats
just even to get "regular stuff" done. We simply don't have enought
District leaders to go around and the ones we do have should have been
put to pasture years ago, but we can't afford to run things withou
them. Hopefully, with the new factories and companies relocating
here, we can get a few more suck...er...volunteers to work it.
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