Re: Multiple registrations & OA Eligibility
Jim Peterson (jpeterson@TZNET.COM)
Wed, 4 Jun 1997 12:46:55 -0500
At 11:19 AM 6/4/97 -0400, Gary wrote:
>The requirement for OA that an adult has a primary registration with
>a troop is "little know" because it does not exist. A District Member
>can be nominated by the District Committee as long as the camping
>requirements are met. And the OA Executive Board must approve all
>adult nominations whether or not they come from a troop.
Yes, it is true that a District Member can be nominated, but for the
District Committee to make the nomination, the persons' _primary_
registration must be with the District. That was the real point of the
original posting, that people who are registered in multiple positions (if
OA nomination is a consideration) should be registered at the Troop (or
District) level, rather than the Pack or Post level.
We learned this the hard way. We had our first youth OA election this year
(last year we didn't have any scouts with First Class rank or above yet). We
wanted to nominate two adults, both of which also hold District positions. I
convinced the District Commissioner to place one of them into nomination,
the Scoutmaster nominated the other. The District nomination was denied
because the person's primary registration was not at the District level.
We're going to change that person's registration next year, so that we can
nominate another adult and have the District Committee nominate her.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City