Nuts4Scouts wrote:Also off the National OA web site -
The 2010 Guide for Officers and Advisers - Page 20 - Membership Requirements -
"Unit leader approval. To become eligible for election, a
Boy Scout or Varsity Scout must be registered with the Boy
Scouts of America and have the approval of his unit leader
prior to the election. The unit leader must certify his
Scout spirit (i.e., his adherence to the Scout Oath and Law
and active participation in unit activities). The unit leader
must also certify that the nominee meets all specified
requirements at the time of this annual election"
Page 22 - Unit Elections -
"A Boy Scout or Varsity Scout who carries a current
national membership card and participates in at least
some unit activities during the year is considered to be a
registered active member of the unit. For example, a
youth away at college who participates in some unit activities
when home, such as a campout, camporee, or occasional
unit meeting, should be considered a registered
Adding two eligible youth to the ballot should have no affect on who, or how many, youth are elected. All that is needed is votes on 50% of the returned ballots, and the boys can vote for as many candidates as they wish.
kwildman wrote:so is this the new standard? Is it officially out now?
thanks for the document.
FrankJ wrote:Interesting tid bits. Common sense is actually mentioned in the GTA. So are we acknowledging that common sense is a skill set BSA leaders are expected to use?
Eagle project leaders & project reviewers are going to have to study child labor laws to know what jobs the youth will be allowed to do. Strictly speaking most jobs involving power tools will be out.
Nice change to active & POR definitions.
Looks like a lot of hard work by a lot of dedicated people.
Now, when does the online version go up?
The book states "after publication". Does that mean this is just a preliminary copy, and has not been published for the masses yet?
I've read through about half of it, but it seems like a solid effort to clean up some common issues. The new section on participation is great and I was very impressed with how it was handled. As others have mentioned, I do fear what some people may consider "reasonable", but I understand why it was done. The layout is nice and it's a good read thus far.smtroop168 wrote:You guys are pretty dormant on this so far. The posters on other forums are more vocal. I'm amazed at the unkind, unhelpful, unfriendly, and discourteous comments--and these are probably some of the same Scouters who will quickly accuse others of not following the Scout Law. These people have no business being involved in Scouting and setting examples for our youth.
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