Re: Who Can Join
Hollis UTAH Cox (cox@VT8200.DNET.LSU.EDU)
Tue, 22 Aug 1995 10:32:15 -0500
Thanks to Kathie and Mark for explaining that Hindus can join BSA. I
thought they could, but was concerned because of the posting that stated
that they were not eligible.
My error when consulting the Insignia Guide was only checking the religious
emblems for Boy Scouts. I apologize for not checking the Cub Scout section,
a grievous error. Had I done so, I would not have posted my inquiry.
Kathie included a statement about foreign citizens needing permission from
their country or government to join BSA and waiving the pledge of allegiance
to the flag, etc. Our troop has also had non-US citizens as members and we
always treated them the same as any of the other boys. When I questioned
them, none ever had a problem with the pledge or any other requirements.
However, we never had any stay long enough to get past First Class or to
work on citizenship MBs.
LL&P -- Utah Cox, Iberville, Louisiana
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