Carol Breuer (CBreuer@VINES.COLOSTATE.EDU)
Mon, 21 Aug 1995 11:17:51 MDT
Randy Worcester had some questions on the rules for dual registrations.
1. Within the unit (pack, troop, team, post) the only person that can hold
two positions is the COR (chartered organization representative) who can also
serve as the Committee Chairman or a member of the committee. This person
only pays one fee, and the second position is considered a multiple
2. One person can hold positions in more than one unit (ie. pack and troop,
pack and district) and only pay one fee. The second position is again
considered a multiple registration.
3. Registered positions that do not pay a fee such as Tiger Cub Partner or
Merit Badge Counselors are also treated like a multiple registration.
4. A multiple registration is indicated by circling the position code on the
registration form or on the recharter forms, and it is a good idea to
indicate somewhere what unit the paid registration is with. (This is the way
it is done in our council, but I think this is from National.)
5. One problem that occasional pops up with multiple registrations is that a
person may be registered as a multiple in several places and not have a
regular paid registration anywhere. In this case they will NOT get Scouting
magazine, and may not get any of the local council mailings.
6. As far as a publication listing these, they are usually spelled out on
the instruction sheet included with the recharter packets.
7. The implications for chartering are that people who work in more than one
unit can be registered members with both those units. Within the unit
itself, allowing the COR to also serve as Committee Chair or Committee Member
encourages them to have a more active role in the unit. On the other hand,
not allowing other leaders to fill more than one position encourages more
adults to get involved. Each leadership role in a pack or troop has its own
responsibilities to take care of, whether actively bringing the program to
the boys, or supporting the program and leaders behind the scenes. Combining
too many functions with one person often means some functions get slighted or
skipped over entirely, or that one person does so much that it soon ceases to
be enjoyable and they burn out and quit.
Randy, I hope this helps clear up some of your confusion with this area. But
I would strongly suggest that you find out who your unit commissioner is, and
get them to help you in this process. If you don't know who that would be,
contact your DE and ask for someone to help. Commissioners are there to help
their units to succeed, and a pack without a functioning pack committee, as
your situation seems to be, is one of those times where a commissioner should
be in there helping to get things going on the right track. Good luck.
Carol Breuer, Fort Collins, CO
Asst. District Commissioner
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