Re: Who makes BSA policies?
Branden Morris (morris@NET1PLUS.COM)
Fri, 3 Apr 1998 10:38:37 -0500
I noticed one error in your posting:
>Youth boards also make a significant impact on the adoption of national
>policies and procedures. The Council of Chiefs, the section and regional
>chiefs along with the National Chief and National Vice-Chief of the Order of
>the Arrow (assisted by two professionals and six adult volunteers) make
>policy and recommendations for the Order of the Arrow, Scouting's national
>honor camping society.
Actually, "Council of Chiefs" generally refers to the section leadership in the Order of the Arrow. Each local council can charter an OA Lodge. The elected youth officer, the lodge chief, is a delegate to the section's Council of Chiefs. The section, a grouping of lodges within a BSA Area, plans and holds an annual training and fellowship event known as a Conclave.
At each conclave, a section chief is elected from the memeber lodges. This youth officer has the responsibility to lead the Council of Chiefs for the next year, in planning the next conclave and providing program and logistical support to lodges in the Section.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City