Re: Removing a leader
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Fri, 3 Oct 1997 19:52:02 -0500
> The Troop then went to the sponsor and asked " What do we do? ". The
> head of the sponsoring organization said to remove him, no matter what.
The rules and regulations of the BSA says the head of the sponsoring
organization must approve adult membership within their unit. As long as
the head of the sponsoring organization says out, the adult is out.
The Boy Scouts of America has left the discretion with the unit in
regard to policies of HIV and other contagious diseases.
This is a multi-faceted situation with many questions to consider.
I would suggest before any definative action is taken, everyone involved
should have a cooling off period and reflect upon all aspects of the
If immediate action isn't necessary, then don't act in haste.
Get input; education, discussion, evaluation, recommendation. Consult with
experts as to the medical and legal aspects of any decision.
Remember the boys come first.
The decision is ultimately up to the head of the sponsoring organization.
Good luck. I don't envy your situation.
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33; DeKalb, Illinois
Three Fires Council BSA
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