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chartering a boy scout troop

12 years 4 months ago #160317 by mark

Can someone from the local BSA council ban an adult troop member for being rude on a phone message when they asked WHY THEIR NAME WAS CROSSED OFF THE re-charter??


This is obviously a complex issue involving multiple parties. The chartering organization is responsible for selecting the membership of that troop. It can renew current leaders, add new leaders, or drop existing leaders at its pleasure. You may wish to contact the chartering organization to find out why you were removed. They would have been responsible for completing and submitting the charter with your name removed. If you are unsuccessful in communicating with the chartering organization, contact the local Scout office and ask to speak to the district executive regarding the matter.

Why does the Boys Scouts need a Charter? If you have a safe meeting place why do you need a Charter? Also I am told that if you have a trailer and all the the equipment, I am told it belongs to the Charter who only pay $20 a year and are not required to do anything else other than a safe meeting place. Sounds fishy to me.


The chartering organization is required to do many things in addition to providing a meeting place, including select and approve adult leadership. The responsibilities are reviewed with them yearly and their executive officer or appointee acknowledges them with the BSA. A troop, pack, etc. is not an entity on its own. It cannot, therefore, own property, license a vehicle, title a trailer, solicit donations, or sign a contract, for example.
12 years 4 months ago #160312 by Concerned Mom
Replied by Concerned Mom on topic Re:chartering a boy scout troop
Why does the Boys Scouts need a Charter? If you have a safe meeting place why do you need a Charter? Also I am told that if you have a trailer and all the the equipment, I am told it belongs to the Charter who only pay $20 a year and are not required to do anything else other than a safe meeting place. Sounds fishy to me.
12 years 4 months ago #159928 by Ms. Kelly
Replied by Ms. Kelly on topic Re:chartering a boy scout troop
Can someone from the local BSA council ban an adult troop member for being rude on a phone message when they asked WHY THEIR NAME WAS CROSSED OFF THE re-charter??
13 years 3 months ago - 13 years 3 months ago #156938 by mark
"Not Convinced" is way off base. Every registered adult leader in the BSA is required to take Youth Protection Training (YPT) prior to submitting an application and working with youth and again every other year. On that application, you are authorizing a national Criminal Background Check which is done on every single new leader and has been done on every single currently registered leader in the BSA. Without this CBC on file you cannot be registered in the BSA. Additionally, the adult has to be approved by three people: A professional from the BSA, the committee chairman from the unit, and a representative from the chartering organization (PTA/PTO). See the application here: www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/524-501.pdf

Here is information about insurance: www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSa...lerts/Insurance.aspx
It is "primary" general liability coverage in most cases except when auto insurance is involved.

"Quami" -- Every unit (pack, troop, crew, or post) recharters on a yearly basis. It costs $15 per Cub Scout/Boy Scout/Venturer/leader or $10 per Explorer and a $20 per unit recharter fee.

"Deb" -- A unit chartered to a PTA is owned by that PTA. Its funds, equipment, etc. are owned by that PTA. It's correct to use the PTAs EIN.
13 years 3 months ago #156861 by Quami
Replied by Quami on topic Re:chartering a boy scout troop
How often do you have to recharter and does anybody know how much it should cost per hear? In our local unit it seems we are doing it every 6 months. Is this typical.
13 years 6 months ago #155668 by joe
Replied by joe on topic Re:chartering a boy scout troop
A Boy Scout unit using the Chartered Organization (ie PTO) EIN to open a bank account is not uncommon because the Boy Scout unit is a program offered by the PTO and under the PTO auspices. Maybe we should think of the Boy Scouts as a franchise operation.

However the Boy Scouts of America literature indicates each unit should obtain their own EIN.
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