scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Who "owns" a Troop?
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM
Tue Nov 02 1999 - 15:29:20 CST
> From: Scouts-L Youth Group List [mailto:Scouts-L@listserv.tcu.edu]On
> Behalf Of Jim Peterson
> Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 1999 4:39 PM
> I'm not a lawyer ( :-) )
But do you play one on TV?
but I read that paragraph as the first part
> referring 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
> other words, 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 cook kits and grungy tents!
So, if I interpret what you are saying, you believe that if the unit changes
CO's it takes it assets with it. If the unit disbands then either the council
or the CO get the property. You ask why the council would want the camping
equipment, but they could certainly use it for new units, etc.
I still find it somewhat amazing that this question, which should be clear and
academic, is so wanting of a clear, authoritative answer, unless we have it
and people just don't want to recognize it.
Bruce E. Cobern