Michael J Pagelkopf (mjp2@SPARC.ISL.NET)
Tue, 8 Aug 1995 18:28:48 -0500
FROM PROSPEAK/JULY 1995
Can Foreign Scouts Join the BSA?
"A Boy Scout from another country who either temporarily resides in, or has
moved premanently to, the United States may join a BSA troop or team and
participate in the BSA advancement program. He must present to the council
service center available evidence of membership and advancement level from
his previous association. When he has done this, he must then appear before
the district or council advancement committee with at least one member of
the receiving troop committee present to review his previous advancement
work and to determine which BSA rank he is qualified to receive.
This procedure applies to all ranks except Eagle. The BSA Eagle rank cannot
automatically be considered the equivalent of another association's highest
rank. A Scout who holds his association's highest rank might qualify for
the rank of Life Scout, and the district or council advancement committee
should prescribe certain merit badges for him to earn before consideration
for the rank of Eagle Scout. He should also fulfill all other requirements
for the rank of Eagle Scout."
Beverly Myers, associate director, International Division
The above article appeared in the July issue of Pro Speak. Thought is might
be of interest considering the recent posting on the subject.
Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Hiawath District - Gamehaven Council S.E. Minnesota
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City