It seems that many folks must have asked this question or interpreted “active” different ways. As a result the latest NAVIGATOR news paper council has chosen to quote it back to all. The statement is as follows:
(As found on page 21 of the 2010 Boy Scout Requirement Book.)
A Scout will be considered “active” in his unit if he is:
- Registered in his unit (registration fees are current).
- Not dismissed from his unit for disciplinary reasons.
- Engaged by his unit leadership on a regular basis (informed of unit activities through Scoutmaster conference or personal contact etc.).
- In communication with the unit leader on a quarterly basis.
(Units may not create their own definitions of active; this is a National standard.)
Are you an active scout?
If I have not had a talk with you in the last 3 months, it seems that National thinks you are not.
Let’s fix that!
E-mail me or call me at (631) 584-7186
The scout has to put in the effort but I am reaching out to you.
We can’t waive this requirement!