Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: When a Scout Turns 18
Re: When a Scout Turns 18
Tue, 13 Apr 1999 10:36:21 +0000
On Fri, 9 Apr 1999 08:51:21 -0500 "Hudy, Keith"
>I have an Eagle scout that will turn 18 next week.... My plans are to
>him an Assistant Scoutmaster in charge of new scouts when he turns 18.
>My questions to the group are: Am I allowed to do that? and Does
>any other ideas as to what I can do with him?
Under the current regulations of the BSA, Asst. Scoutmaster is the ONLY
Adult position one can be registered as when between 18-and 21 years of
age. He could be a great help to you, because younger boys respond well
to leaders closer to his own age.
Another alternative to consider, is starting a Venturing Crew for your
boys (and you can also chose to recruit girls) over age 14 and have this
young man be a Venture Scout. Youth can be members of Venturing untill
the age of 21. He could earn the Venturing awards, which include the
Ranger, Silver, and Gold.
The Venturing program is a wonderful opportunity for male and female
youth, and I strongly urge you to add this resource to your troop