scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Who "owns" a Troop?
Jim Peterson (kupete@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU
Tue Nov 02 1999 - 15:38:30 CST
Hi Bruce, et al!
>Thank you. That is similar to what I was sent, but I was sent the 1997
>version, and it might have been from a slightly different section of the R&R
>(I received Article XI, Section 1, Clause 2, paragraph (b)) and said they went
>FIRST to the Council, unless the Council chose to allow them to remain with
>the CO IN TRUST for future Scouting.
I'm not a lawyer ( :-) ) but I read that paragraph as the first part
refering to units where both the CO and the UNIT were dissolved/revoked.
That's why it says "In the case of a chartered organization......." In
otherwords, if the CO still exists, but the unit dissolves, the CO must do
exactly what you describe as:
>In either case, it is clear that the CO DOES NOT get unrestricted access to
>the assets to dispose of as they wish (which would be the case if they OWNED
>them), but that, one way or the other, the assets must remain in the Scouting
Can't imagine that the council (or the Executive Board of the BSA) wants a
bunch of beat up cookkits and grungy tents!
>So, where does the conventional wisdom stand now? Does someone have an
>authoritative source that contradicts this section of the R&R?
Well......my wisdom (oxymoron there!) is not so conventional.......
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