Official OA Adult Election Procedure
Josh Feigelson (joshf1@MINERVA.CIS.YALE.EDU)
Sun, 26 Mar 1995 01:17:00 -0500
Some questions have been raised about the adult selection procedure. Here
is what I know.
Please see Operations Update 91-1:
ADULT LEADERS IN UNITS:
Each year a unit committee may recommend one adult to the lodge adult
selection committee, composed of the Lodge Adviser, the chairman of the
council committee on which the LA serves, and the lodge staff adviser.
Recommendations of the adult selection committee, with the approval of
the SE, will be candidates for induction, provided the following
conditions are fulfilled:
* Selection of the adult is based upon ability to perform teh necessary
functions to help the Order fulfill its purposes, and not for recognition
of service, including current or prior achievement and position.
* The individual will be an asset to the Order due to demonstrated skills
and abilities which fulfill the purpose of the Order.
* The camping requirements set forth for youth are fulfilled.
* The adult leader's membership will provide a positive role model for
the growth and development of the youth members of the lodge.
ADULT LEADERS IN COUNCIL AND DISTRICT POSITIONS:
The LA, district chairman, council president, or members of the prof.
staff may propose adults to the lodge selection committee.
Recommendations of the selection committee, with the approval of the SE,
will be candidates for induction. [Note: There does not seem to be a
limit on the number of candidates these people can propose.]
All requirements for adult leaders in units must be fulfilled, except for
the camping requirement, which may be waived by the LA and SE.
Adults may be proposed for membership only one time per year as either
unit Scouters or district/council Scouters, but not both. How they are
proposed depends on where they maintain their primary registration.
I hope this clears up any misunderstanding. Unfortunately, this was
issued just after the last edition of the Handbook, and many people
missed it. The process, as far as I am aware, has not been updated since
1995 National Chief
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City