James Wellborn (wellboj@HITTER.NET)
Thu, 17 Sep 1998 20:29:11 -0400
Got into a conversation with a friend...
Here are assumptions, and we know the catagorizing associated with
OK, Explorers are "now" Learning for Life and not BSA so no one there
goes OA. If an Explorer was OA with a Troop or (formerly) Post, is he
still eligable to participate with OA activities as a member? As a
Venturing remains BSA and a male having 1st class rank and camping
prerequisites is eligable for OA, if not through Venture Crew (???),
a dual registration with a Troop.
14+ year old females who are or will become Venture Crew members, can
not register with a BSA Troop and are not eligable for OA because they
don't have (and are unable to get) the rank requirement.
Adult Troop Scouters are selected for OA by the Committee. There is no
requirement for previous rank and they have no avenue for BSA Rank as an
adult (above 18). I recall seeing female Scouters in OA.
So non-adult females do not have an OA or OA equivalent as a youth BSA
participant, reguardless of their camping or leadership skills.
Which of these statements, in part or whole, is innaccurate?
If these statements are correct, with the influences of litigation, how
has (will) OA managed to stay out of court (or at least out of the
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City