Re: Chartering Organization Requirements
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Fri, 20 Oct 1995 18:18:16 -0400
On Oct 20, 1995 15:05:57, 'Kathie Cerveny <kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU>'
>To be a chartered organization, you should have a youth program (the
>in which to use our software "BSA program". Although there are such
>'concerned citizens' who hold charters, and many far past the 6 month
>such a charter group, units chartered under that kind of charter generally
>survive only as long as their sons are in the unit.
Really? Well then, we must be the example that proves the rule? We are
sponsored by the Dad's Club of Troop One, Inc. and have only been around
for 85+ years. Another troop in our District that was sponsored by a group
of "concerned citizens" folded two years ago after 80+ years. We have
another "self sponsored" unit that is 50+ years old. Another is 70+ years
old, although currently really a paper unit. There are a couple of others,
but I believe you get my point. What six month limit are you talking
>National discourages such charters to be issued in the first place.
I have also never heard any such discouragement. My experience is that if
a group of adults came to any DE and offered to sponsor a unit the only
questions would be "where's the check?" These groups tend to be more
motivated because they are initiating the sponsorship and are not being
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City