Scouts-L Mail Archive for May of 1999: Re: Active Membership
Re: Active Membership
Mon, 3 May 1999 11:36:12 -0600
>As to your question about active membership, the BSA rules and
>regulations provide the unit with the ability to determine which of
>their members are "active" and which are "inactive" as defined in the
>rules and regulations. Should a unit decide that a particular Scout is
>not meeting the obligations of "active membership" I believe it was
>agreed here a while back that they have the right to change his charter
>status to "inactive" which would certainly stop the clock. So, I
>believe the point is that as long as the unit continues to consider the
>Scout as an "active" member, he is accruing time.
Hmmm. I don't read it that way. Seems to me that the obligations outlined
in the BSA Rules and Regs are put on the MEMBER'S shoulders, not on the
unit to "monitor and deregister" a member is not active.
The document says, "an active member is one who....attends
regularly...fulfills a member's obligations to the unit....", etc.
And c'mon, we all know that our DEs and council execs would have a
collective coronary if we even suggested that we would actually start
dropping inactive scouts from the charter so let's not pretend that this
could actually be put into practice.
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