Re: Chartering Organization
Milt Forsberg (miltf@UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU)
Thu, 25 Jul 1996 09:06:36 -0500
This applies to both my troop and the pack meeting at the same school.
We, too, were caught up in the big concern by the national PTA people.
Our sponsorship by the school PTA was dropped. At the time, our Scout
Executive was Committee Chairman of the pack. He laid the groundwork to
form our own sponsor made up of primarily our committee members, to be
the group called "Concerned Parents". Both units made this change. We
did get a release from the PTA and continued on. That was several years
ago and we are still operating quite well. I am much happier with the
current arrangement in that we don't have to worry about what the PTA
might do with the unit and it's assets. We never had much support from
the PTA when it sponsored us.
We still meet at the school. We have excellent support from the school,
providing a night for weekly meetings on a non-interfering basis with
school activities. (Plays, etc. do take priority, but we always work out
something else for those nights.) The local school board attorney
reviewed the BSA National material and agreed that there is no problem
with continued support of Scouting.
SM, Troop 7
> >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.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City