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My understanding being a member of the “Scouter Reserve” is a special position requiring council approval.
Council position: District position code 91
21 years of age and over
Unit position 91U
21 years of age and over
Scouter Reserve. Individuals 21 years of age and over may, upon approval of the local council, register in the Scouter Reserve of the Boy
Scouts of America by paying the registration fee required of a Scouter.
Individuals so registered may serve in the following ways: as faculty members of Cub Scout training courses; assisting in organizing and training in connection with Cub or Scout units, Venturing crews, and Sea Scout ships; as hosts and hostesses; and by helping in finance and public relations campaigns.
They may serve as members of fathers’ and mothers’ clubs, parents’ clubs, and auxiliaries of units.
Members of the Scouter Reserve may wear the universal badge of Scouting to signify their affiliation.
2017 statement “When a young man turns 18 and heads off to college out of town or out of state” appears to imply incorrectly that a college student who was a prior Scout cannot be attending college as a regular student prior to age 18.
They would certainly be reviewing the council position version. There’s less review likely of the unit position but a good commissioner relationship should help there. Generally, if the individual is paying and has YPT, they’ll probably be left alone, but as a reserve position, a good commissioner relationship will likely find out they are participating regularly and actively and get them switched to a more fitting position than reserve. I will say the Registration Guidebook has not been kept up to date as the technology has changed, so it’s a pretty poor resource nowadays. It doesn’t even mention council-registered merit badge counselors, and that’s evidently a thing now. It only has them as district positions.
Thank you for your relies. I am looking for unit level documentation for members of the “Scouter Reserve”. The BSA® national rules and regulations appear to be a legal document for implementation of the BSA national bylaws.
I am looking for more documents about registration of members of the unit “scouter reserve” (Position 91U) that affect myScouting tools (including Scoutbook)
Note that this discussion is not about inclusion of Akela membership data in myScouting tools reports.