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Did not realize Honorary positions were not automatic in most cases.


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#1 skeptic

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 11:59 AM

HONORARY OFFICERS
Section 9.
Honorary President and Vice Presidents
Clause 1. The President of the United States may, during term of
office, be elected to be the Honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America. In addition, living former Presidents of the United States
and other citizens who have rendered distinguished service to our
country through work for young people may be elected to be honorary
vice presidents. Such election shall be by the Executive Board
upon the recommendation of the Nominating Committee for such
terms as the Executive Board shall specify.

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#2 krypton_son

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 12:02 PM

I didn't realize that either.  It gives me hope that I might get one now after some vast clerical error.


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#3 NJCubScouter

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 12:14 PM

I suspect that even though it is not "automatic" in the charter, it is done with little or no discussion, and is simply placed on the agenda of the next Executive Board meeting and basically rubber-stamped.  That would be for the President of the U.S. and living former Presidents.  Obviously "other distinguished citizens" require some discussion.


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#4 RememberSchiff

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 12:41 PM

Interesting, yet the recent Boys' Life lists the Honorary President of the BSA as President Trump. Alternative facts? :unsure:


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#5 skeptic

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 01:34 PM

Interesting, yet the recent Boys' Life lists the Honorary President of the BSA as President Trump. Alternative facts? :unsure:

Maybe they already voted.  After all, a number of DES recipients are up for office or already approved.


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#6 clemlaw

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 01:10 AM

I am not running for President of the United States, and I would decline the nomination if offered.

 

I would only consider the position if the Boy Scouts of America agreed to provide me with a uniform reflecting my position as Honorary President.  (However, I would insist that they make a position patch that reads "President of the United States."  Technically, my position in the BSA would be honorary president, but I'm afraid the press would have a field day if I was wearing a uniform that said "Honorary President.")  A special neckerchief would be nice, but that's not absolutely necessary.

 

Those are my demands.  If the BSA refuses, then I will refuse to serve.

 

I'll forego a pension, as long as they're OK with me selling the "President of the United States" patches on eBay.


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#7 Col. Flagg

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 09:26 AM

Since all presidents have been honored with this status, I highly doubt it will NOT be conferred. I expect the Berkeley kids to riot after it happens. :rolleyes:


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#8 NJCubScouter

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 09:29 AM

It's already been conferred, and nobody is rioting over it.


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#9 Col. Flagg

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 09:37 AM

It's already been conferred, and nobody is rioting over it.

 

I know. They're too busy doing it elsewhere.


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#10 Carlim5v

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 09:11 PM

Wow, I finally realized the truth.


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