Fred Rogers (fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM)
Fri, 10 Feb 1995 08:28:28 EDT
On Thu, 9 Feb 1995 13:35:00 -0500, Kim Hannemann MPSVP 80167 <KHANNEMANN@WORLDBANK.ORG> writes:
> It seems clear that the Scoutmaster has the obligation to ensure that
> Scouts otherwise eligible for election are "ready", e.g. are mature
> enough to be elected, etc.
Yes, in order to be eligible a scout must be approved by his SM. That
is explicitly listed as an eligibility requirement.
> But what about the Scouts' eligibility to *vote* in the election?
> Are there any restrictions, particularly for Scouts new to the Troop
> who may not be familiar with all the candidates? Does the troop (or
> the Scoutmaster) have the right to restrict *voting* eligibility, or
> is that totally controlled by the O/A rules?
All registered youth (and any ASMs under the age of 21) are eligible to
vote. The election team will explain to the members of the unit that
they can abstain from voting if they do not feel they know enough about
the scouts who are being considered. BUT, it is up to each scout to
make that decision for himself. The SM cannot restrict voting
Fred Rogers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Adviser to the Membership Committee
Gajuka Lodge #477
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City