David Grima (dgrima@COURIERPUB.COM)
Wed, 10 Dec 1997 08:56:10 -0400
About Scout leaders being American Citizens
I think this is not as hard and fast a rule as you suspect. I am a
Cubmaster in Maine, and am English. The BSA rules are that a Cub leader
must be an American citizen OR satisfy certain other requirements.
Now, I do not know what these other requirements are, but nobody in my
district or council has raised any objection to my foreign qualities. I am
what the US Dept. of Justice so sweetly calls a resident alien. (I keep my
antennas and flying saucer in the garage so nobody gets overexvcited and
calls the X Files.) My wife is one of you however, and my boys are
presently dual citizens. My Webelos was born in England, my Tiger in Maine.
Who knows, but maybe the pack that rejected two Canadians might have made
an innocent mistake? Or maybe I should be kicked out of the BSA. What a sad
"Lobster and Windjammer Capital of the known World."
>A Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America must also be an American citizen.
>We had a troop fold here because when the Scoutmaster left the only two
>assistants who could possibly take the job were both Canadian citizens.
>Though they have lived in the US for over twenty years, they still could not
>take the job.
>Thomas Heavey, Sr. ___ | |
>firstname.lastname@example.org \ \ / |
>YN1-USCGR \ \/ * Tacoma, WA |
>Scoutmaster Troop 299 \__ |
>www.nwrain.net/~troop 299 |_______________|
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