Re: Unit Chartering
Neil Lupton (NeilLup@AOL.COM)
Sun, 8 Feb 1998 13:55:36 EST
In a message dated 2/5/98 11:42:17 AM, pack66@POBOXES.COM wrote:
<<Can a unit that is chartered in one BSA Council, only because
of geographic location, transfer their charter to a nearby,
neighboring, Council that doesn't cover their geographic location?>>
You have received what I believe is good advice on the list. I know that at
one time, my daughter belonged to a Horseback Riding Explorer post which was
chartered in Minuteman Council because that was where all the members lived,
even though the riding facility was located outside of Minuteman.
However, my concern is why your colleagues are asking the question. If it is
because of a dispute with their current council and they are saying "We don't
like what you are telling us, so we will take our marbles and go to another
council," that is most unfortunate.
The situation with LDS units is a little different. All LDS units, to my
knowledge, are chartered by the stake, not by the individual wards. So they
do register with the council in which the stake is physically located.
I suspect also that the situation also is a little different if we are talking
about a unit being chartered from its inception outside the geographical
limits of its council versus a unit wanting to CHANGE its servicing council,
particularly if it is due to some dispute.
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