Re: Chartering Organization
Marie E. Lackore (mlackore@ATHENET.NET)
Thu, 25 Jul 1996 09:52:27 +0000
> 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.
I am really surprised that the Scout Executive lead this change of
chartered organizations. In our Council, it is greatly frowned upon
by the professionals to have a unit sponsored by a group of parents.
The bottom line is that the person who signs that adult application
(the CO) is responsible for approving that leader. I would think you
have a liability issue, and does that parent realize just what he/she
is approving when he/she signs the application? Are any background
Again, I am surprised that this was lead by your Scout Executive. I
have seen in done within our district, but as I said, the
professionals do not like it one bit.
Btw, our Cub Scout Pack is sponsored by the Wisconsin Vietnam
Veterans, and our Troop is sponsored by the American Legion. Hats
off to both of these organizations!
Marie E. Lackore
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