Re: Chartering Organization
Bob Nieland (rgn@MCS.NET)
Wed, 24 Jul 1996 22:22:48 -0500
>I would like some information about who your
>chartering organization is. I am specifally interested in knowing
>whether schools or PTA organizations charter your pack.
Our pack originally was sponsored by the PTA at our elementary school.
Several years ago, however, the National PTA organization sent a letter to
all of the local PTA's concerning what was perceived to be a shift in BSA
policy on who was responsible for screening adult leaders. The National PTA
scared off many local PTA's with the specter of potential liability for
failure to conduct adequate screening.
After that letter was released, the local PTA informed the pack leadership
that it would not recharter the pack the next spring. The pack committee
approached the local homeowners' association, which looked into the
liability concerns and concluded that the National PTA's concerns were
overstated. We've been sponsored by the homeowner's association since then.
We are in the process of splitting into two packs, and the new pack will be
chartered by a local church.
Cub Scout Pack 101
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City