Re: Interesting B.O.R.
Dave Hultberg (dave.hultberg@PAONLINE.COM)
Tue, 16 Dec 1997 17:43:10 +0000
On Fri, 12 Dec 1997 15:51:37 -0500 Tue, 16 Dec 1997 10:25:52 -0500,
Bruce Cobern wrote:
>On what grounds could you disagree with that decision? Once a youth turns
>18, unless he is registered as an Explorer, my understanding is that he is
>no longer a registered member of the BSA. ALL adults require the initial
>filing of an Adult Leader Application in order to be registered, and I'm
>not even sure if the balance of the youth registration fee can be applied
>to the adult registration.
I think I will have to disagree with Bruce on this one. Someone
should ask their council registrar for an official answer, but IMHO
the new 18 year old Scout remains a registered member of BSA and his
troop until the unit recharters. At that time he MUST register as an
adult if he wishes to remain registered with the troop. He can choose
to fill out the Adult Application as soon as he turns 18. This is
similar to a Cub who has completed the 5th grade or aged up out of
Cubs. If he doen't transfer to a troop, he remains on the pack
charter until the unit recharters. Membership cards expire at the
same time as the charter, not when the boy turns 18. Otherwise you
wouldn't be able to hold a legal Eagle BOR for an 18 year old until he
re-registered as an adult.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City