Re: Who makes BSA policies?
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Thu, 2 Apr 1998 21:48:07 -0600
I hope that Jim Sr. doesn't mind me posting parts of his personal note to me
to all of you....it updates what I posted concerning BSA policies and who
makes them (Jim Sr. is the Council President of the Hudson-Liberty Council
in New Jersey and frequently posts here on Scouts-L!):
>One bit of "old" info in your post. The National Council now meets
>annually. There are no longer regional meetings in alternate years.
>That change was made about ten years ago.
>I believe the minimum number of National Council reps may now be 3. >The
Council president, the council commissioner, and 1 or more others
>elected by the council depending on size. The Council Executive is not
>a member of the National Council as far as I know. I have been to
>National Meetings for the last 15 or so years and the Council executive
>does not get the little dot on his/her nametag which admits him/her to
>the delegates seating area. That means they technically don't get to
>say aye when votes are called (I don't remember ever hearing a "Nay").
That squares with this note I received from a professional Scouter serving
in the midwest:
>The Council Executive (you call him the Council Scout Executive) does
>not have a vote in the National Council elections. He or she may attend
>the procedings with the President, Commissioner and other Council
>Representatives but he does NOT VOTE. Otherwise, the information
>you presented is on tract.
(I don't reveal names of professionals on the list unless they post to the
list and/or they tell me it's okey to use their names. Some Councils and
Regions are still not confortable with professionals posting information
about the BSA programs to public discussion lists like ours.)
Thanks again for the additional important information!!
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