The objectives of the post shall be to provide high adventure
and outdoor activities; to provide career oriented activities; and
to provide leadership opportunities for its members. In gratitude
for the use of facilities, members are encouraged to provide
leadership and training for BSA Troop 72.
Section 1: Membership Limit
Membership shall be limited to forty members.
Section 2: Joining Requirements
Members must meet the minimum BSA joining requirements
including being of at least 14 years of age and not over
21 years of age. Prospective members must be sponsored by
an active member at a regular meeting before joining.
Section 3: Post Dues
The initial entrance fee shall be $30. Yearly dues shall
be $20. All dues shall be paid on or by December 10th
annually. Joining dues cover national expenses and one
year of membership.
Section 4: Active Status of Members
Active status requires payment of the dues, and
participation in 40% of the meetings and 25% of the
activities over the course of one year. New members who
have not been in the post for one year are considered
Section 5: Active Status Privileges
Active status entitles the wearing of post insignia and
participation in any post super-activities.
Section 6: Honorary Membership
Honorary membership may be granted by a majority vote.
Honorary membership entitles the wearing of post insignia
and participation in post activities.
Section 7: Dismissal
A member may be removed for conduct unbefitting an
Explorer (i.e. illegal behavior, immoral behavior,
conduct defaming the post, or activity contrary to the
post's objectives). A member must be notified one month
prior to the dismissal hearing . The member in question
may bring witnesses to speak on his/her behalf. A vote
for dismissal must occur at the initial hearing and must
carry a two thirds majority.
Section 8: Associate Member Status
If provisions for active status are not met, members
shall be relegated to associate member status by written
notification. At this time, the member may petition for
reactivation. Reactivation occurs by a vote of the
Section 9: Inactive Status
A member may declare inactive status without becoming an
associate member. An inactive status member plans to
return to active status after an indefinite amount of
time. Reactivation is automatic at the end of the
sabbatical. Section 5 provisions are considered for an
inactive status member by the executive board upon
request of the member.
Section 10: A dismissed member may not participate in post
meetings or activities of any kind.
Section 1: Post Offices
The officers of the post shall be a President, a Vice-
President of Administration, a Vice-President of
Communications, a Vice-President of Program, and a
Treasurer. These officers shall constitute the executive
Section 2: Term of Office
The term of office for all officers shall be six months.
All officers shall be elected at the same time by a
majority vote. Elections shall occur at the January and
July meetings. Elections shall be by secret ballot.
a) The duty of the President shall be to preside over all
general meetings. He/she shall direct the executive
board and will be responsible for overseeing the
progress of post agendas.
b) The Vice-President of Administration is responsible
for membership, keeping records, the scheduling of
post meetings, and shall act in absence of the
c) The Vice-President of Communication takes minutes,
maintains the calling tree, and is responsible for
d) The Vice-President of Program is responsible for
surveying interest in post activities, and
scheduling post activities.
e) The Treasurer maintains dues and the post treasury.
Section 1: Meetings shall occur on the first Sunday of every
month unless otherwise stated.
Section 2: Meetings shall be run by the President. A quorum
shall consist of eight members, or 20% of active
Section 3: The rules contained in the most recent edition of
Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the post in all
cases to which they are applicable and in which they are
not inconsistent with these bylaws.
Amending the Bylaws
An amendment may be made to the bylaws by a two thirds vote of
the post. The amendment must be proposed in writing at a regular
meeting and voted upon at the next meeting.
Associate member: A member who has not maintained active status
BSA: Boy Scouts of America
Executive board: The President, Vice-Presidents, and the Treasurer
Inactive member: A member who has declared himself on inactive
Prospective member: Any person interested in becoming a member
Quorum: 20% of active member registration
Reactivation: When an associate member regains active status.
Created: 03/31/99. Last Updated: 08/02/99.