Re: Looking for Info on Chartering Unit
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Tue, 9 Apr 1996 23:20:34 -0500
Bill Choate wrote:
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Thanks to YOU and others, Bill, for asking your questions, for addressing your
concerns and for making this a two-way avenue for discussion of youth program
issues and ideas!
> Now my questions..
> Is a unit required to charter with a council according to the
> geographical location of sponsoring organization?
They MUST be chartered within the geographic boundaries of *a* local
Council. For those
communities that border or have "half of the community" in one Council's
the other "half of the community" within another, they may opt to charter
or the other local Council, but not BOTH and only with the consent of the
that cover that local territory.
This is done only for the continuity of program. It is possible that for
that a Troop or Pack or Post/Ship existed in "Teal", chartered to the First
of Teal; then, when the Church moved or was rebuilt in "West Teal", within
county over (and in a different local Council) that the Church wants to
continue to charter
that Troop...they may, if BOTH District Executives consent. In this case,
a Council boundary
request has to be sent to National at the start of the new Council Charter
year, to make
National aware that their geographic boundaries has changed slightly to
accommodate the unit.
(the National Council grants charters to local Councils to serve a specific
geographical area and
that geographic area is listed on the Local Council Charter.)
Now, most Councils won't go through all of that, and would charter the
existing unit to something
called "A Group of Concerned Citizens" residing in Teal, and meeting at the
Baptist Church in
West Teal. The "Group of Concerned Citizens" is also used in many urban
and rural settings
when a true chartering partner cannot be obtained or when it is difficult to
resolve "ownership" of
the unit immediately due to conflicts between two or more organizations (one
the other providing leadership).
> Does anyone know of a unit that is outside of the geographical
> boundaries of the council that charters it?
I know of several units, mostly LDS units, but some other units, which
reside outside of the
Council's boundaries. In all cases, they are chartered to an organization
residing within the
Council's boundaries, and because of the location of the meeting place, the
unit meets outside
the Council boundaries.
For instance, there are several units in southern Kentucky that are
chartered to the Middle Tennessee
or the Great Smoky Mountains Council. They are chartered to churches which
originally resided in
Tennessee but because the membership moved to Kentucky, the church moved to
Kentucky. But the
unit is still considered a Tennessee unit. There's close coordination
between the District Executives
of the Lake Cumberland District in the Bluegrass Council; of the Cardinal
District of the Lincoln Heritage
Council, and of the Districts in the northern parts of Tennessee (Cogiba is
one of them).
> Does anyone know of units that are sponsored by an organization that
exists only to sponsor them?
That's exactly what "A Group of Concerned Citizens" do, Bill... There are
hundreds of such units nationally.
Hope this all helps!
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