Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Boy Ran or Ran Over?
Re: Boy Ran or Ran Over?
Wed, 24 Feb 1999 08:41:10 -0600
At 12:30 AM 2/23/99 -0600, you wrote:
>"What is the definition of Boy lead/Run Troop? Some of the parents
>of our Scouts say that "If it's a boy-lead/run troop you can do
>anything you want"; or is it or more like "If it's a a boy-lead/run
>troop the boy leaders make their decisions based on the Oath Law
>and Motto and the willingness to give unselfish and wholehearted
>service to others?
>Which is it??"
Both. They can do anything they want within the guidelines of the Oath, Law
& Motto, etc. They are also, of course, limited by BSA regulations and all
sorts of local, state & federal laws & regulations.
A Troop can do anything it wants, but it is like any other local unit of a
larger organization. It is bound by the philosophy, rules & guidelines of
that organization as well as the rules of our society. In the same way my
church, the First Ev. Lutheran Church, can do whatever it wants but it must
abide by the rules & doctrines of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Mark W. Arend
Beaver Dam Community Library
311 N. Spring St. Outside of a dog, a book is
Beaver Dam, Wisc. 53916 man's best friend. Inside of
(920) 887-4631 (fax 887-4633) a dog it's too dark to read.
Scoutmaster, Troop 736