Re: Changing Chartered Org.
James A. Sheckels (sheckej@EARTHLINK.NET)
Tue, 17 Sep 1996 19:32:46 -0700
Robert morley asks:
>I have a question for the group that I hope I don't need to know.
>We are currently registered by one chartered organization. I won't bore you
>with all the details, but we are considering changing our chartered org. The
>only problem is that we have been told that we would lose all of our tenure.
>The troop is almost 30 years old, and is one of the oldest in the town. We
>would really like to be able to keep some of this history, if we could.
>Is this a hard and fast rule, regarding changing of the chartered org?
You can change your sponsor and maintain your tenure under the same unit
number IF the sponsor organization signs BSA form 28-403B. The form is
meant to be used as of the time the charter expires/lapses, but I have seen
it used in mid-charter year. Your District Executive should have the form
available for you.
Without the sponsor signing this form, I'm afraid tenure will probably be
lost. There are rules, the exact wording of which I don't know, that
provide for disposition of funds and property if a sponsor is changed and
the "old" sponsor refuses to release the tenured unit. These address
percentages of membership joining the "new" sponsor's unit, allowing the
funds and property to move with the membership.
I apologize for being ambiguous on this, it was well over 10 years ago that
I was personally involved in several of this type action, within my District
and across District lines. As I am not presently an active Commissioner, I
do not have the "up to date poop" on this point. I do know that your DE and
Scout Executive, as well as the IH/CR of both sponsors must be actively
involved in this transaction for it to go smoothly.
I hope I've been a help to you. Good Luck!
YIS, Jim Sheckels - I used to be a Bobwhite...SE 308-7 '82/'72-WWW-B'Hood
CR & CC Troop & Pack 742, Hope Mills United Methodist Church, NC
Member of NAUMS/District Advancement & Training Committee
3501 Farm Circle Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28306-8303
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