Re: membership in multiple explorer units
Amick Robert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu Dec 18 12:33:07 1997
Dan is correct; Youth members can belong to as many Explorer Posts as
they choose, however BSA policy currently only allows youth membership in
one Boy Scout Troop. This has to do with complications associated with
advancement records if concurrent membership in multiple troops was
permitted. As you know, Explorers/Sea Explorers can earn Eagle in the
post/ship independent of a troop if the candidate has earned first class
in a troop.
We have an associated Troop and a combined Sea Explorer Ship and High
Adventure Post, so we register the Explorer-age Scouts as "multiple" in
the Troop and Primary in the post, and multiple in the ship (except for a
few that only want to be members of the ship).This way they get Exploring
magazine for the yearly $7 fee. Several of our Explorers also belong to
the Emergency Management Explorer Post as well.
Similarly, adults registered in the post are registered as primary in the
post amd multiple in the troop and ship, so they too get both "Scouting"
and "Exploring" magazines for the one fee. This is still the case even if
one person is concurrently serving as the "key" leader of several units
(e.g, Scoutmaster, Explorer Advisor, Skipper),
they would still only pay the one fee for the unit that is
"primary" for them.
Bob Amick, Explorer Advisor/Skipper, High Adventure Post72/S.E.S. 72,
Boulder, CO; Longs Peak Council Exploring Training Chair
On Thu, 18 Dec 1997, Mgccc wrote:
> Yes you can. In fact you can belong to more than one BSA unit of any kind.
> For example, Boy Scouts can also be Explorers. You only have to pay one
> national registration fee ($7.00) no matter how many units you belong
> As a Boy Scout leader and an Explorer leader, I had a small problem. I was
> "paid" in the Boy Scout unit and a "multiple" in the Explorer unit, so I got
> Scouting magazine but not Exploring. So that I would get both magazines I
> broke down and paid both national registration fees.