Re: Boy Scout/Explorer Registration and Advancement
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Thu, 12 Oct 1995 13:48:03 -0400
On Oct 12, 1995 12:06:21, 'Bruce Miller <millerb@TECNET1.JCTE.JCS.MIL>'
>Hello Fellow Scouters
>I'm hoping the collective wisdom of the list can me in this, especially my
>I have a case in my Troop where a number of older scouts elected to stay
>up a new Explorer post and "register"(at least I think so) as Explorers.
>1. Can these boys be "dual" registered as both Boy Scouts and Explorers?
>Their ages range from 14 to 17. If so, how do I continue to treat them in
Yes they can be dual registered and I believe they may even be multiple'd
meaning that they do not have to pay a second registration fee (although I
am not sure about that).
>2. If they were 1st class and above and are now Explorers, who is
>for tracking their advancement, doing the paperwork, etc, especially for
>and any Eagle paperwork and BOR?
That is up to them. If they leave the troop and remain registered only
with the post then, obviously, their advancement will be in the post. If
they are dual registered then they have a choice of where to seek their
advancement -either in the troop or in the post. If the two units are
sponsored by the same organization and this is more like an older boy group
for the troop then I would suggest that everyone involved arrive at an
understanding that as long as they are dual registered they will continue
to advance in the troop (or the other way around if you prefer). Paperwork
is done by whichever unit is processing the advancement. However, as long
as they remained registered in the troop I think the troop should insist
that it be informed about any advancement by these boys that is done
through the post.
A post and its committee is just as authorized to deal with all the
advancement issues you mentioned as a troop.
>3. Would I still consider them a "part of the troop" (if they are
>for activities, leadership, skills, campouts, etc, or do we now have two
>different groups with their own insurance, restrictions, etc?
If they are dual registered they are still part of the troop for its
purposes. However, they are also members of a post which is a separate
unit and requires its own insurance, etc.
>4. Who should I go to for further info?
Try your unit commissioner or the exploring division in NCAC. I'm sure
they have done this many times before and can guide you through this.
Bruce E. Cobern
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