Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Transfer Authority
Re: Transfer Authority
Richard C. Ickler
Thu, 1 Oct 1998 09:07:45 -0700
Q: Does a Scoutmaster (Cubmaster) have authority to disallow a transfer
if a Scout
wants to leave a Troop and join another?
What I'm NOT asking for is suggestions or opinions on dealing with the
behaviors of the Scout, Scouters or parents.
I AM asking, does a SM (or COR) have the authority to officially deny a
transfer if a transfer is the desire of a Scout and another Troop says
"Come on over" ?
[Richard C. Ickler]
The unit the scout is leaving has no formal control over a transfer. All
that occurs is the scout submits a new application to the new troop who
submits it to the Council Office for processing. As far as I know, the
troop which the scout is leaving is not even notified unless that goes on
behind the scenes. I have had scouts transfer in and out, both in Council
and out of Council, and have never had any requirement to notify the other
troop or been notified myself. I once called another council to verify that
the scout was registered and get his membership number so that it would
be a transfer rather than a new registration and I have had other troops contact me
to verify a scout's advancement status, but that is the extent of the contact.
Scoutmaster Troop 14
Long Beach Area Council (CA)