Re: Scouting and the PTA
Tim McLeod (hilander@MNSINC.COM)
Thu, 9 Apr 1998 18:07:02 -2052
>Could someone please enlighten me on the reasoning behind the National
>PTA's policy of prohibiting local units from chartering Scouting units?
>My PTO is being asked to consider PTA affiliation, and when I posed that
>question to the State PTA representatives, I got a non-answer.
> Keith Tilley
I would suggest that you discuss this with your DE. In a recent discussion
with ours, this matter came up. It appears that about 10 years ago the
National PTA/PTSA issued a memo concerning not chartering scouts groups due
to what they felt was disciminatory practices. Since that time the National
PTA/PTSA has recinded that stance. However, they have had a recent change
in leadership at the National level and the new administration found this
old policy and started circulating it to member organizations. My
understanding is that they are in the process of correcting this error.
Once again, contact your DE and seek their assistance.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City