Kathie Cerveny (kathie@EECS.NWU.EDU)
Mon, 9 Sep 1996 14:14:17 -0500
Contact your D.E. and/or council immediately. First of all we do not allow
convicted felons to register. That is why they need to be checked. (that
has been so for the 28 yrs. I have been with BSA).
And, you stated he`served his sentence while holding an asst. Cubmaster
registion.' That is absolutely wrong.
I would NOT myself out on that limb. I would have him complete a new
application AND he must list his charge, conviction, and sentence. AND the
council executive staff MUST check.
IF your council deems it right to ignore the clear directive from national,
that is their problem. In any case, you, your family, and those of your
unit are doing what we have always been required to do --- report someone
who has been convicted.
>Got a tough questions for all of you. I am not sure how to handle this
>It has come to my attention that a registered scouter was convicted of
>illegal drug possession(marijauana). He was not using it or distributing
>it. He was just growing it in his back yard before his involvement with
>scouting. He served his sentence as a registered scouter..
>He seems to have cleaned up his act. He is a very down to earth guy and
>tells you like it is.
>He was assistant cubmaster at the time of his sentence. He has since
>then become a den leader.
>The matter has been discussed with the committee and was decided to allow
>him to stay in the unit, since the crime occurred before his time as a
>A member of the committee is now questioning as to if he should continue
>as part of the unit leadership. He has recently become Assistant
>This person wants the man to fill out a new application and see what the
>council does. How do I go about this without drudging up what has long
>been decided. The man that doesn't want the assistant cubmaster in that
>position can really be a trouble maker.
>Please I need your help.!
>Southbrook District Tiger Cub Chair, RT Staff, Unit Commissioner
>plus anything else I don't say NO to loud enough
>Potawatomi Area Council, Brookfield, WI
Kathie Cerveny Exp. Div. Service Team Chrmn.
Northwestern University Troop Committee member
2145 Sheridan Rd. Pack Committee Chairman
Evanston, IL 60208-3118 BSA Trainer
Council Executive Board
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City