Re: BSA Rules and Regulations
- --- In scouter_t@y..., jmadaio@y... wrote:
> Does anyone know where I can find an online version of the BSAThere is no on-line version of the BSA R&R or the Charter & Bylaws.
> Charter and Bylaws and/or the Rules and Regulations.
> I'm trying to align my Troop's with NAtional's.
Your only source will be to ask your Council Exec to see the copy he
There should be nothing in your Troop Bylaws that you necessarily need
to 'align' with National's. Your Troop Bylaws should deal with how
your troop is organized and run, and this should follow what is stated
in works like the SMHB & BSHB. It should not deal with policies like
requirements and the like, or things best left at the National level.
Thus it should deal with things like: troop officer duties, term of
office, succession, requirements, election procedure, composition of
plc, troop dues, and the like. You could include stuff like your
troop neckerchief and hat. However, dealing with stuff like
membership requirements, advancement requirements and the like should
be left out.
You should have a clause in your Troop Bylaws which states that the
National Bylaws takes precidence. This is pretty standard for such
I have thought about putting together a document to advise units that
want to develop bylaws, but didn't know if there would be much
interest in it.
Venturing Crew #1838
Member, National Association of Parliamentarians, Plantation Unit
Member, American Institute of Parliamentarians