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Gordon Wickward (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 11 Aug 1997 17:11:48 -0700
I have seen the issue of 501(c)3 organizations pop up several time recently, and I would like to get a question answered if the answer exists out in list land.
Recently, our council called some ships to the table (supposedly) over safety issues, but they seemed most concerned about the safety of their money as the primary push was to get these ships to close their 501(c)3 foundations. We consulted with contacts and were basically told that there is nothing the council could do as these foundations are legal entities completely separate from BSA. And the council backed off (after closing down the independent fleet checking account - which was justified as the fleet has no existence of it's own).
The question (the above details being an interesting but somewhat irrelevant story) what could a council do to a unit that refused when pushed. The only lever I see the council as having is the ability to refuse to recharter a unit, and the real question is, does anyone know if there is any restriction on reasons (or lack thereof) for a council to refuse to charter a unit?
This is purely an academic question - I am curious.