Unit Sponsorship by Not-for-profit Org
Pete Townsend (ptownsen@HYDRA.CS.GMR.COM)
Tue, 1 Oct 1996 11:21:01 -0400
Resending a message originally sent 9/26/96 and returned by
list-handler at Scouts-L
> From: "Ronald W. Fox" <us018956@POP3.INTERRAMP.COM>
> I am forming a new Troop. My Pack is sponsored by a Park District,
> but that was formed 43 years ago. When I have gone to them to
> get my Troop sponsored, the Board is very willing, but their
> lawyer has talked them into asking for conditions that we cannot
> fulfill (e.g., we will allow any interested person in the Park
> District to join).
Just out of curiosity, what is it that you object to in that
particular stipulation? We have one troop in the area that
sets a maximum number of boys, but most troops are open to all
and any boy.
> Because of that, I am looking into forming a not-for-profit corporation
> that will be chartered as the Troop's sponsor. If anyone here can give
> me some examples of a set of by-laws for such a group, I would be
> very, very grateful. I have a lawyer who will do the work of adapting
> anything I give him to fit Illinois law, but I figure that I will get
> much better response from him if I can give him something to work with.
I know of two troops that are sponsored by an organization with
a name like "Concerned Adults for Sponsorship of Troop xxx".
To my knowledge they were set up because the prior sponsor (a grade
school) no longer wanted to sponsor them, but would provide space to
meet. I believe they were incorporated in some low level way.
Keeping FUN in scOUTING, Pete Townsend ASM T188, Rochester Hills MI
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City