Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Chartering Organization National Guard
Re: Chartering Organization National Guard
JUDY @ SCCC * Judy Johnson
Mon, 12 Oct 1998 20:11:00 -0800
Some information that might help you or anyone else thinking about the
National Guard as a potential cahrtering organization:
The National Guard is unique in that it has a dual mission. In addition to
providing trained and equipped forces for national defense, the Guard also
performs a state mission acting on the lawful order of the
state/territorial governor. The National Guard provides assistance to
communities during times of natural disaster, civil disturbance, and public
FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW
State Adjutants General. The National Guard is located in all 50 states,
the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the District of Columbia. The
Commander of the National Guard in each state or territory is known as the
Adjutant General/Commanding General/Chief of Staff. The commander or a
designated representative has the authority and responsibility for
approving/disapproving requests from Scouting groups for support.
Commanders. Local commanders of National Guard units are your primary
contacts when requesting assistance and/or support. They have the
responsibility for coordination and processing requests for activities such
as chartering of Scout units, requests for overnight accommodations, loans
of equipment, and local transportation support.
Support for Scouting. At many installations, facilities are available for
Scouting shows, camporees, Explorer Olympics, meetings, training sessions,
and similar Scouting events. Some Guard units have the capability to
assist with camp construction or community betterment construction
projects. Local orientation flights in Guard aircraft may be available for
Explorers, dependent on the mission requirements of the Guard unit.
Point-to-point flights are not permitted nor is non-local bus
Correspondence. Persons interested in inquiring about National Guard
support should contact the local unit commander if possible. If there are
no local Guard units in the area, the Adjutant General of the state may be
contacted. (Look in the yellow pages of the phone book under the heading
"State Government.") Correspondence should not be sent directly to the
Pentagon in Washington, D.C., or to your Congressman.
Policy. Instruction pertaining to National Guard support of Scouting can
be found in Army Regulation 360-61, Air Force Regulations 190-1, National
Guard Regulation 735-12 and National Guard Bureau Pamphlet 360-5.
Senior District Executive
Mene Oto District
Santa Clara County Council, Inc.
Boy Scouts of America
(408)280-5088 Ext. 21