jimbryan1952 wrote:Reading posts here I see a lot of the very same odd rules that we have operated under in our troop for years. I've been an Asst Scout Master with this troop until 3 years ago when I formed a Venture Crew with some of the older scouts. Tonight we were getting ready to do rechartering and one of my Crew parents was told that a "NEW" bylaw for the troop forbid any scout in the troop being dual registered and she needed to decide if she wanted her son to be in the troop or not. But if he dual registered in the crew he would not be allowed to be part of the troop. What kind of BS is this? Is this even legal under BSA rules? Last time I looked dual registration was encouraged.
wagionvigil wrote:If a crew is set up correctly they do not meet Weekly. Some only meet once and plan all their activities for the year. Some meet Monthly and many meet quarterly. A crew is not designed to meet on a weekly basis.
wagionvigil wrote:BSA encourages dual registration in a troop and crew.
smtroop168 wrote:There is no restriction for scouts to be dual registered in Crews and Troops..happens all the time. Turn it around on them and ask the Committee to show you where is says a boy cannot be dual registered. The underlying reasons for the "NEW" bylaw is the issue. They obviously are paranoid that you will steal older boys from the troop.
Don't know if its an advancement issue but the new GTA says:
188.8.131.52 Boy Scout Advancement in Venturing and Sea Scouts
Venturers and Sea Scouts who earned First Class rank as registered Boy Scouts or Varsity Scouts are qualified until their 18th birthday to continue with Boy Scout advancement. If desired, they can maintain multiple (dual) registration in a troop or team, and also in a crew or ship, and work on ranks in either unit. ....
BSA Advancement Policy manuals (both versions) wrote:Guide To Advancement, Pub. No. 33088 (2011)" - "No council, committee, district, unit, or individual has the authority to add to or subtract from advancement requirements."
Advancement Committee - Policies and Procedures, Pub. No. 33088 (2009)" - "No council, district, unit, or individual has the authority to add to or subtract from advancement requirements."
Boy Scouts of America ADULT APPLICATION, No. 524-501 wrote:"In signing this application, I have read the attached information and apply for registration with the Boy Scouts of America. I agree to comply with the Charter and Bylaws, and the Rules and Regulations of the Boy Scouts of America and the local council."
smtroop168 wrote:Unnecessary. All Troop "By-laws" are.
ThunderingWind wrote:smtroop168 wrote:Unnecessary. All Troop "By-laws" are.
?????? All Troop "Bylaws" are unconstitutional?
I would disagree to some degree on that. Several Troop "By-laws" as where the annual dues and fees requirement is explained to those that join/might join. Fundraising participation (how funds are distributed), summer camp payment and monthly outing payment expectations are also contained therein. Policies for use of Troop Equipment or the "Gentley Used Uniform" box are often placed in the "By-laws."
So, apparently my idea of dual registering my kids is not acceptable according to the DAC unless my kid is a Venturer/Team/Sea Scout
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