scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Need Advice
MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle (blkeagle@USSCOUTS.ORG
Thu Mar 04 1993 - 20:22:27 CST
Tom Kennedy asked for some advice:
>Controversial Merit Badge Counselor Application declined and current
>Counselor status revoked. The District Chairman advised the MB Counselor
that >they may appeal to Council should they disagree with the declination
of the >application and revocation of MB Counselor status.
>The problem: was this correct procedure?
In this case, yes.
>Can the District Chair make this decision?
With the consent and advice of the District's Executive or Executive Team.
Why? Because in the case of District merit badge counsellors, the
District's Executive/senior Executive and the District's Chair signs the
Therefore, if the District Chair and Executive signs the application (acting as
"chartered organizational representatives"), then they have the authority to
remove registered counsellors for ANY reason at ANY time.
I am hopeful that the new BSA volunteer applications will make this clear in
bold text before a volunteer signs: that "you serve as a volunteer with the
BSA in an "at-will" status: you or the local Council (acting on behalf of
the BSA) can revoke membership at any time for any reason. Your signature
confirms that you understand and agree to this statement...."
It would solve a lot of problems....
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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