Re: Foreign Scouts & BSA
Ian Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Mon, 7 Aug 1995 20:54:42 +0100
Greg Benesh spoke to me about his lad joining a Venture Scout Unit if the
family comes to the UK for a while on an academic exchange.
The Scout Association does not have any rules about transfers as far as I
can see ... My thoughts are that an Eagle Scout would start the Chief
Scout's Award if he was under 15.6 , and would probably meet most of the
requirements. My advice would be just to do the " Personal project "
which is NOT the same as the Eagle project ... is is a personal
development project agreed between the Scout and the PLC - along the
lines of the Wood Badge " ticket " .
An Eagle Scout over 15.6 would probably meet the requirements for the
Venture Scout Award and a lot of the Queen's Scout Award. The Unit
Executive might well want to look at standards of leadership etc, since
Venture Scouting is a program for young adults (15-20). Some Venture
Scouts choose to do their leadership within Scouting , but as ADULT
instructors and leaders. It is possible to be dual-registered as a
Venture Scout and a Leader , and to use Wood Badge as the training for
Likewise the VSU would look for adult standards of achievement in the
pursuits etc. A seventeen year-old Eagle candidate can count the
basketry MB he did when he was eleven towards his total but here in UK
any training prior to age 15 is discounted , and it is only activities
done <in the Venture Scout Unit> that count for Queen's Scout Award.
I hope this clarifies the matter ...
AGSL 25th Greenwich Scout Group
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City