Re: Framework of BSA
Martin A. Flynn (email@example.com)
Mon May 11 13:47:32 1998
At 12:51 AM 5/11/98 CST6CDT, you wrote:
>Does anyone know where to find an online copy of the charter?
LAWS RELATING TO PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND
ORGANIZATIONS (House of Representatives - February 03, 1998)
CHAPTER 309--BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
30903. Governing body.
30905. Exclusive right to emblems, badges, marks, and words.
30907. Annual and special meetings.
30908. Annual report.
(a) Federal Charter: Boy Scouts of America (in this chapter, the
`corporation') is a body corporate and politic of the District of Columbia.
(b) Domicile: The domicile of the corporation is the District of Columbia.
(c) Perpetual Existence: Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has
The purposes of the corporation are to promote, through organization, and
cooperation with other agencies, the ability of boys to do things for
themselves and others, to
train them in scoutcraft, and to teach them patriotism, courage,
self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using the methods that were in common
use by boy scouts on June 15,
30903. Governing body
(a) Executive Board: An executive board composed of citizens of the United
States is the governing body of the corporation. The number, qualifications,
and term of office
of members of the board are as provided in the bylaws. A vacancy on the
board shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the board.
(b) Quorum: The bylaws may prescribe the number of members of the board
necessary for a quorum. That number may be less than a majority of the
(c) Committees: (1) The board, by resolution passed by a majority of the
entire board, may designate 3 or more members of the board as an executive
committee. A majority of the committee is a quorum. The committee, to the
extent provided in the resolution or bylaws, may--
(A) exercise the powers of the executive board in managing the activities of
the corporation; and
(B) authorize the seal of the corporation to be affixed to papers that may
(2) The board, by majority vote of the entire board, may appoint other
standing committees. The standing committees may exercise powers as provided
in the bylaws.
(a) General: The corporation may--
(1) adopt and amend bylaws and regulations, including regulations for the
election of associates and successors;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) have offices and conduct its activities in the District of Columbia and
the States, territories, and possessions of the United States;
(4) acquire and own property as necessary to carry out the purposes of the
(5) sue and be sued within the jurisdiction of the United States; and
(6) do any other act necessary to carry out this chapter and promote the
purpose of the corporation.
(b) Limitations on Exercising Certain Powers: (1) The corporation may
execute mortgages and liens on the property of the corporation only if
approved by a two-thirds
vote of the entire executive board at a meeting called for that purpose.
(2) The corporation may dispose in any manner of the whole property of the
corporation only with the written consent and affirmative vote of a majority
of the members of the
30905. Exclusive right to emblems, badges, marks, and words
The corporation has the exclusive right to use emblems, badges, descriptive
or designating marks, and words or phrases the corporation adopts. This
section does not
affect any vested rights.
(a) Profit: The corporation may not operate for pecuniary profit to its
(b) Stocks and Dividends: The corporation may not issue stock or declare or
pay a dividend.