So we are exploring the option of starting a pack, and as it turns out, we have 2 groups in town that are potentially interested in being the CO. Both are civic organizations, both serve veterans, and both meet in the same building. After researching, it appears to me that it is possible to have 2 COs, assuming this is the most recent registration manual http://www.scouting..../524-901_WB.pdf pg. 33.
Dual Chartered Organizations
A unit can be sponsored by more than one chartered organization. Two chartered organizations may want to organize a Scouting unit. Duplicate charters can be issued, if requested, so that each chartered organization has one for its own use.
Anybody ever encountered this before? Does this mean you have 2 CORs, or find one COR that is in both organizations? (would mostly likely not be hard to do, a lot of membership cross-over). Having both on board seems like it would help with the building scheduling part. But I could potentially see issues as to who owns what if the pack ever folds or if there is a difference of opinion on who/how the pack should be run. Any experiences anybody wants to share.