Re: Dropped Scouts?
Sheila Schlesinger (TROOP76@AOL.COM)
Thu, 15 Jun 1995 15:22:23 -0400
In a message dated 95-06-15 14:13:47 EDT, SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU writes:
>Charlotte reports that
>>If a Scout is absent from 3 consecutive
>>Troop meetings without a medical excuse, he is dropped from
>During a training course many years ago, I was told that for legal
>only the local or national council could drop a scout from the
>Is my information correct? Does anyone have a citation on this?
To the best of my knowledge, the council never drops anyone until the end of
the year. Those scouts and/or adult leaders or committee members who were
dropped by the troop for whatever reason do not appear on the new charter.
IMHO, missing 3 meetings just doesn't seem like reason enough to drop a scout
from the program. I realize that scouting is a commitment, but with all the
other demands on their time such as school, sports programs, and family
commitments many of our scouts sometimes miss as many as 3 consecutive
meetings and still continue to be active. Scouting is for the long haul. We
look at the scouts percentage of participation for the entire year.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City