Re: US President as BSA Honorary President
Jonathan Dixon (dixonj@ROCOCO.COLORADO.EDU)
Thu, 31 Oct 1996 14:03:54 -0700
James A. Sheckels wrote:
> Yep, written in the Charter and ByLaws of the BSA (#57-491).
> Article IV (Officers), Section 9 (Honorary Officers), Clause 1 (Honorary
> President and
> Vice Presidents).
> Quoted in full: "The President of the United States may, during term of
> office, be elected to be the Honorary President of the Boy Scouts of
> America. In addition, living former Presidents of the United States and
> other citizens who have rendered distinguished service to our country
> through work for young people may be elected to be honorary
> vice-presidents. Such election shall be by the Executive Board upon the
> recommendation of the Nominating Committee for such terms as the Executive
> Board shall specify."
Interestingly enough, it seems the President of the US does not
necessarily have to be elected to be the Honorary President. Does
anyone know if the POTUS has ever not been elected to that position?
Also, are all of the living former Presidents honorary VPs?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City