Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Can a Scout transfer?
Re: Can a Scout transfer?
Paul S. Wolf
Fri, 19 Feb 1999 10:01:01 -0500
Linda Heinz wrote:
> 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 national
> Is this a national guideline?
NO. It is NOT, never was, and I'm sure, never will be.
With regard to changing units, Any Scout can transfer at ANY time from
one unit to another.
The OLD unit has NO say in the matter, as it is the NEW unit that signs
and turns in the application form.
I would suggest contacting the District Exec. or Unit Commissioner, who
should contact the Troop.
As for changing Patrols in the same unit, that also is not something the
BSA prohibits. In fact, I would ENCOURAGE such a change in many cases,
if there are personality conflicts within the patrol.
Any unit that I saw with such rules would be a unit I would avoid like
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Traffic Engineer, Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office - Cleveland, Ohio
Past President, Great Lakes Region, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
Winding Rivers Dist. Advancement Comm., Greater Cleveland Council, BSA
Advancement Webmaster, US Scouting Service Project (www.usscouts.org)