FOREIGN SCOUT IN US PACK
Michael Smith (msmith@EMST-DC.PLANSYS.COM)
Mon, 23 Oct 1995 08:48:40 EDT
I'm back after a looong "vacation". For various reasons, my machine had to be
taken off the net for awhile.
Our pack just signed up a scout who we have found out is from England. His
father is here on government business, at least for 3 more years. After the
first pack meeting, this boy decided to quit. It was then we found out that
he was not a U.S. Citizen and had a lot of problems with the U.S. centralized
parts of the Opening Ceremony and some of the requirements for advancement.
This is understandable. I NEED ADVICE ON HOW TO PROCEED ON THIS
I have no problem with making the U.K flag part of the opening ceremony, in
fact I think this would be great for all of our boys. Since this was done
every day at the Council sponsored summer camp (they had a number of foreign
staff) I'm sure it falls under the rules.
Advancement is another story. I would like to allow the boy and his parents
to come up with suitable substitute achievements and electives to replace the
ones that are specific to U.S. Is this legal???? Is there some procedure
already in place to handle this situation??? I really would hate to have a
boy miss out on the scouting experience just because he happened to be in
another country during his Cub Scout ages.
Anyone have ideas?
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