Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Can a Scout transfer?
Re: Can a Scout transfer?
Fri, 19 Feb 1999 02:59:40 -0600
Linda Heinz <ljheinz@KSU.EDU> asked:
>One of the troops in our town has the following statement in their
>Welcome Packet which is given to all their incoming Scouts and to
>all boys who visit their troop:
>"Scouts are _not_ allowed to change patrols or change troops in
>the same city, except in extenuating circumstances. This is a
>Is this a national guideline?
This is an example of a controlling TROOP policy!
Scouts are free, in most Packs, Troops, Teams, Crews (and their
Exploring predecessors), just like Scouters are free, to change
units, to change locations of those units (for instance to join a
Troop outside of their community or city), and even to register as
members of units outside their local Council with permission of the
local Councils involved (a nice thing when children are shuttled
between wife on one coast and husband on another).
In most units, Scouts are free to switch between Dens, Patrols or
Squads with consent of the unit leader.
I would ask them "where did they find that policy??", Linda. They
won't be able to find anything but a unit policy and their unit CAN
make such a policy...but it's STUPID!
(c) 1999 Mike Walton ("no such thing as strong coffee,...") email@example.com
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