Milt Forsberg (miltf@UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU)
Fri, 6 Oct 1995 10:10:54 -0500
You probably will not have much success changing the attitude of the
PTA. The National PTA has really discouraged the sponsorship of Scout units.
My troop went through this a few years ago. The Cub Pack at our school
also had to change. Our Scout Executive was associated with the pack at
the time, so he was great help. We obtained a release of the troop
sponsorship from the PTA (gladly) and created a sponsor called Concerned
Parents. It is primarily our Troop Committee. The school system has
been most supportive and we have no problem continuing to meet at the
school. The scool board attorney checked out all the liability details
and declared everything was fine with the BSA insurance and all that.
The PTA still would not listen. We have been under the sponsorship of
the parents for a few years. It has been fine. Actually, we are much
happier without the PTA since we really did not have much of a
relationship there anyway. The trend away from PTA sponsorship is
growing all the time. Your local DE or SE should be familiar with the
SM, Troop 7
On Thu, 5 Oct 1995, David E. Jones wrote:
> Our sponsor (PTA) is considering dropping our charter due to possilbe
> liability issues. They received a letter from the national PTA stating that
> PTA members could be held personally liable for suits brought against the Pack
> Any suggestions? We meet with the PTA in a few weeks to discuss this.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City