Pack Sponsored Baseball Team
Michael Smith (msmith@EMST-DC.PLANSYS.COM)
Mon, 19 Jun 1995 10:50:52 EDT
Our community is starting a summer baseball league with teams sponsored by
community and business organizations. This is different from the traditional
"little league" in that the sponsoring organizations are primarily
responsible for "recruiting" boys for their team. Basically, each
organization gets as many boys (up to 15) as possible, usually through their
organization (i.e., a church, a school, son's of parents in civic
organizations or businesses, etc.). If they fall short of the 15 boys, there
is a "pool" of boys who want to play but do not have any association with the
sponsoring organizations. Selection from this pool is competitive.
As it turns our, our Pack has a group of boys who what to participate in this
league. These boys have approached me with the idea of Pack 160 (our pack)
sponsoring a team (sponsoring basically means providing uniforms and
I checked through all my literature and cannot come up with a policy
regarding this potential activity. Now it seems clear we cannot have a "Boy
Scouts of America" team, or even a Council or District team. But can we have
a "Pack 160" team????
I am looking for responses regarding:
1) Is a pack sponsoring such a team within the policy of BSA; and
2) If it is within policy, SHOULD a pack sponsor such a team?
I don't know the answer to (1) and am waffling back and forth about (2)
mainly because the league appears to be a very competitive league that kinda
goes against MY philosophy about sports for kids of this age.
Committee Chairman, Pack 160, Herndon, VA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City