Join many Explorer Posts?
Craig Bond (CraigB1051@AOL.COM)
Tue, 28 Feb 1995 18:09:57 -0500
Lisa Varner wants to know if a scout can join more than one
Explorer Post to fulfill his/her interests.
LIsa, an Explorer (not called a "scout", BTW) may belong to as many
posts (and a Sea Explorer Ship, if there's one around) as s/he
wants and can meet appropriate joining/participating requirements
for, paying a "primary" registration fee in only one.
Check with your local BSA Council for names and interests. If
you're right in Columbus, there should be a lot of different posts
to choose from; in suburban and rural areas, there will be a
A Boy Scout may do the same if he is 14 or older, that is, join as
many Explorer Posts as he likes and, if he reached First Class rank
as a Boy Scout may even continue his advancement to Eagle in one of
To anticipate an inquiry (it came up in my district last fall), a
Cub Scout may not be a member of two packs, nor a Boy Scout a
member of two troops, and a Cub Scout cannot be a member of a Boy
Scout troop, simultaneously. They may transfer between packs or
troops, or from pack to troop (and do, frequently).
And a Boy Scout may not earn Cub Scout advancements (an 11-year-old
in my district wanted to join a troop while he finished his AOL).
Cub Scout advancements may only be awarded to Cub Scouts.
Reference: Advancement Committee Guidelines, BSA Rules &
I don't have any Explorers who are currently Girl Scouts. I do
have a post that was started because a Scoutmaster's daughter
wanted to go to Philmont with her brothers.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City