Chartered Organization Representative - Relationships and requirements
BSA Rules and Regulations 2018 v.s. Registration Guidebook 2019
Per the national rules and regulations the Chartered Organization Representative is a council Scouter. In the membership registrations system the position code “CR” is listed in the unit position codes group. (There is no organization position codes group.)
COR and Multiple Unit Position Registration
Unit Positions Requirements (extract), Registration Guidebook for BSA, July 2019, p. 19:
The chartered organization representative (CR) is the only adult allowed to hold two positions in the same unit. The CR may hold multiple positions as committee chairman (CC), a committee member (MC), a new member coordinator (NM), or in the case of packs, a pack trainer (PT).
Chartered organizations that operate more than one unit (e.g., pack, troop, crew, and ship) must register the same individual as the chartered organization representative (CR) for all units chartered to that organization, because the CR serves as a voting member of the district committee and the council. The executive officer (IH) must also be the same person for all units chartered to that organization.
EXCEPTION: The BSA-approved strategy for starting and sustaining high-quality units “Unit Performance Guide Methodology” states:
Recruit at least five adult unit volunteers.
Properly selected quality volunteers are important to the successful operation and sustainability of the new unit. Note: The chartered organization representative position should be a separate position and not a multiple position.
per the Unit Performance Guide* (UPG) - Starting and Sustaining High-Quality Units, Volume 4, Gold Edition, BSA National Alliances Team Membership Group, 522-025, 2016 Printing, p. 9
BSA National Bylaws
CHARTER AND BYLAWS OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA June 2018, 100-491, ©2018 Boy Scouts of America, June 2018 Revision, 28 pages (including covers)
ARTICLE VI. LOCAL COUNCIL, p, 18, extract
ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION
Clause 1. The membership of each local council shall consist of a chartered organization representative from each chartered organization and additional members at large from within the territorial boundaries of the local council, totaling a minimum of 100 adults. …
BSA Rules and Regulations
BSA Rules and Regulations June 2018, 100-492, ©2018 Boy Scouts of America, June 2018 Revision
DEFINITIONS, p. 5, extracts
Council Scouter. A council Scouter is an adult volunteer leader serving as a member of the council, a council officer, a board or committee member, or a chartered organization representative.
District Scouter. A district Scouter is an adult volunteer leader serving on a district committee or district commissioner’s staff.
Leader. A leader is an adult Scouter registered in a position of leadership or responsibility at the council, district, or unit level.
Unit Scouter. A unit Scouter is an adult leader registered with a unit, except for a chartered organization representative who is considered a council Scouter
IV. UNITS AND CHARTERED ORGANIZATIONS, p. 10, extract
Chartered Organizations and Representative
Chartered organizations must operate the unit in accordance with the Rules and Regulations and charter agreement. Chartered organization representatives are also members of the district committee and voting members of the local council.
The Annual Unit Charter Agreement, 2015
THE ANNUAL UNIT CHARTER AGREEMENT, 524-182, 2015, 2 pages, extract:
The Chartered Organization agrees to: …
- Be represented in the Local Council and the local Scouting district by a Chartered Organization Representative (COR), who will be appointed by the Chartered Organization. The COR will be the point of contact between the Chartered Organization and the Local Council; will serve as a voting member of district and council committees on which the COR serves; and will, with the Chartered Organization, select and approve volunteer leaders for submission to the Local Council for its consideration. The COR will work with the unit committees sponsored by the Chartered Organization.
- Support unit committee(s) made up of at least three persons for each unit.
Cub Scout Leader Book, 2018
Per Cub Scout Leader Book (2018), p. 25, Youth and Volunteer Support, The Chartered Organization, paragraph 3:
A member of the organization, the chartered organization representative, acts as liaison between the organization and its Scouting units and serves as a voting member of the local council. The chartered organization representative is often someone who is responsible for all of the organization’s youth programs.
Pack Charter Organization web page
(date unknown, downloaded 2019-07-14)
The Chartered Organization Representative is the direct contact between the unit and the Chartered Organization. This individual is also the organization’s contact with the District Committee and the Local Council. The chartered organization representative may become a member of the district committee and is a voting member of the council. If the chartered organization has more than one unit, one representative serves them all. The Chartered Organization Representative appoints the Pack Committee Chair
Chartered Organization Guidebook 2015
p. 4, ©2015 Boy Scouts of America
Following are additional requirements for service as a chartered organization representative:
- The chartered organization representative’s primary responsibilities are to help units to be successful and to provide coordination between the chartered organization and Scouting
- The chartered organization representative is automatically a voting member of the council and the district upon selection or appointment by the chartered organization. The individual must be an adult, a U.S. citizen, and a registered member of the BSA during the period of time that the chartered organization designates this person as chartered organization representative
- The chartered organization representative is encouraged to become an active, participating member of one of the district’s committees.
The chart in the COR guidebook (2015) shows the upward relationship.
The Cub Scout Leader Book (2018)., p. 26, shows the downward relationship to the pack .the charter organization and chartered organization representative (COR) above the pack committee.
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