scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Who "owns" a Troop?
Sarah Nunez (trinoaks@FLASH.NET
Wed Nov 03 1999 - 02:59:48 CST
On 11/02/99, dave beaver <xl23795@SWBELL.NET> wrote:
>Bruce Cobern merely asked, ". . . who can post the exact quote from the
>R & R, along with any other section or source that might talk about
>ownership of property, so we can debate or discuss this issue from the
>perspective of some authoritative information."
This is pretty vague, but here's what the latest Troop Committee
Guidebook has to say (p.7): "Your troop is 'owned' by a chartered
organization, which receives a national charter yearly to use the
Scouting program as a part of its youth work." Note that the word
"owns" is in quotation marks. Later, on p.8, it says, "As the troop
committee works on behalf of the chartered organization, your troop must
be operated within the organization's policies." No mention is made of
ownership of the troop's assets, such as bank accounts and equipment,
all of which is referred to as "troop equipment" or "troop finances".
As for Rules and Regulations, I don't know where or how to access those,
so I guess this is as close as I can get you.