scout in 2 troops?
Greg Roberts (robertsg@BELLSOUTH.NET)
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 21:16:18 -0500
I need some help.
Recently I took over a troop that was going to fold. It had fourteen youth
on it's roll and eight have or are in the process to get their eagle. The
current Scoutmaster is finishing up with the last eagle and will step out
by the end of the year. The youngest scout is my son at fourteen. We have
two scouts just turning eighteen. I have been working with these boys on
"high adventure" programs. We will complete scuba certification by the end
of Dec (I'm in South Florida) and over spring break hope to have a long
camping trip to the keys - diving. I also hope to have some webelos along
to do some fun in the sun stuff, work on swimming MB etc...
One youth from another troop who I've known for years (he has staffed camps
I've ran) has been attending our meetings. He is getting scuba certified
and with his parents permission has been doing things with the troop. His
scoutmaster wants him to choose a troop, I want him to stay in scouting.
All the youth of both troops want him to stay. Last night he wanted to let
me know that he was going to join our troop. It seems the other scoutmaster
told him to choose. He is a Life scout who only has three MB's and an
approved Eagle project to complete for his rank of Eagle.
Is there a rule that spells out that a youth can only be in one troop at a
time? If he has time can he be in more than one troop - I know of scouts in
Explorers and Scouts. I've looked in the Scoutmaster's Handbook and have
not had any luck yet.
Please let me know the rules and where to find them. You can email me in
private or ...
After I find out the rules I plan to talk with the other Scoutmaster.
Palm Beach Gardens, Fl
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