Re: BSA: Types of registration.
David A. Crow (Cfi@AOL.COM)
Thu, 2 Mar 1995 07:18:29 -0500
Randy Fisher asks:
"DO the following types of registration still exist?
1) Scouting Reserve (as opposed to College Scouting Reserve)
2) Council (general)
3) District (general)
4) Dual council registration."
The answers are yes (and yes but also not opposed), yes, yes and yes.
Scouting Reserve is used when Councils require their Executive Board members
to maintain certain attendance, performance etc. This allows inactive
Scouters to receive their communication, maintain membership continuity etc.
College Reserve is similar, is done through a District where a unit will not
maintain someone on their charter who is not active. You are required to be
over 17 and a student (definition?).
Scouters can be registered only in their Council or District with that bodies
approval in a large variety of position codes.
Dual council registration can be done with National approval or at least
confirmation of the primary registration. A second "registration" number is
issued just as if you were paying both Council's annual $7 fee without
notification. The dualness becomes an issue when you elect to only pay once!
A side issue is dual membership in more than one Lodge of OA which is not
technically acceptable - you must transfer membership to the Council Lodge in
which you reside. What if there is no Lodge (a council or two still have
none?) I don't know but because the young men in many Lodges do not carefully
cross check your BSA registration it is my observation that some people
maintain memberships in former Lodges, sometimes as the only one or sometimes
in two or more.
I am not sure what precipitated your question but I believe this information i
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