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"Memorandum of Agreement Between Scouts Canada and The Salvation Army in Canada"

 

MEMORANDUM
of
AGREEMENT
between
SCOUTS CANADA
and
THE SALVATION ARMY
IN CANADA

As Issued By
THE TERRITORIAL YOUTH
DEPARTMENT

of
THE SALVATION ARMY
2 Overlea Boulevard
Toronto

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
Revised Nov. 1997

between

SCOUTS CANADA
(hereinafter called the "Corporation")

and

THE SALVATION ARMY IN CANADA
(hereinafter called the "Army")

Section No. 1

GENERAL STATEMENT AS TO STATUS

Whereas for many years there has existed within the structure of the Organization of the Army a branch known as "The Life Saving Scouts";

And whereas it seemed beneficial for the Corporation and "The Life Saving Scouts" (hereinafter called "The Salvation Army Scouts") in Canada to work more closely together;

And whereas agreements for that purpose were entered into between the parties hereto on April 24th, 1937, October 1957, May 9, 1969, and May 1992;

And whereas it is considered desirable to amend the terms of said agreements by replacing them by this agreement;

Now therefore be it understood and agreed that The Salvation Army Scouts in Canada is hereby recognized as an autonomous body, having power to appoint its own officers and having complete control of its own finances, quite apart from those of the Corporation, or of its Provincial, Regional, or District Councils.

The too organizations, Scouts Canada and The Salvation Army Scouts, are to run on parallel lines, uniting in the Office of the Chief Scout for Canada, in the Corporation, and elsewhere by goodwill and co-operation.

 

Section No. 2

AS TO REPRESENTATION

It is agreed that the Army, by letter from its Commissioner to the President of the Corporation, shall, in September of each year, appoint one of its officers to membership on the National Council of the Corporation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting of the Corporation.

Section No. 3

DEFINITION OF SCOUTING

It is agreed that by Scouting is meant those systems of educational programming for youth and adults known as Beavers, Wolf Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers, as outlined in the current manual of the Corporation, and governed by the current policy and regulations of the Corporation.

Section No. 4

AS TO RULES

It is agreed that The Salvation Army Scouts shall be governed in its Scouting activities by the current policy of the Corporation and in addition:

(a) That it accepts the Mission, Principles and the relevant promises and law of the Corporation with the addition of the words "to abstain from the use of intoxicating drink, drugs, tobacco, gambling and all other injurious habits."
 

(b) That it accepts the uniforms and insignia of the Corporation reserving the right to place on the uniform The Salvation Army Scout badge; this may apply also to individual Salvation Army members of the Corporation holding membership in non-Salvation Army groups.

 

(c) That Scouts or Venturers of either organization who earn the "General's Scout Award" be permitted to wear insignia on their uniform. Those members who while members of Girl Guides of Canada received their "General's Guide Award" are permitted to wear insignia on their uniform.

 

(d) that Venturers who were members of Girl Guides of Canada and who achieved the Canada Cord are permitted to wear the pin so designating this on their uniform.

 

Section No. 5

ORGANIZATION OF GROUPS

It is agreed that units of The Salvation Army Scouts shall be organized as integral parts of the local Salvation Army Corps.

Section No. 6

CHARTERS

Charters for Salvation Army Scout Groups will be issued by the Territorial Headquarters of the Army and will bear the signature of authorities of the Army and the Corporation.

Section No. 7

REGISTRATION

Registration of new Salvation Army Sections, Groups and Leaders will be effected through the Divisional Headquarters of the Army. Annual re-registration will be effected directly with the Corporation, District, Regional, Provincial Council as the case may be, in the same manner as other Groups of the Corporation.

Section No. 8

AWARDS

The Corporation agrees that all its awards for gallantry, meritorious acts and good services are to be made available to members of The Salvation Army Scouts on the same terms as for other members of the Corporation.

Section No. 9

ANNUAL REPORT

The Army agrees to make an annual report to the Corporation setting forth major events of interest during the past year for possible inclusion in the Annual Report of the Corporation.

Section No. 10

ADMINISTRATION

It is agreed that the Army is to be responsible for the administration of The Salvation Army Scout Groups, it being understood, however, that Council officials and other representatives of the Corporation should visit The Salvation Army Scouts giving assistance and advice regarding general developments but that should problems arise, they must be referred to the Divisional Commander of the Army through the Divisional Youth Secretary, and to the appropriate official of the Corporation.

 

 

Section No. 10 (cont.)

It is agreed that members of the Executive Staff of the Corporation are welcome to visit The Salvation Army Scout Groups and that they will assist at special Army Scouting events when invited and available.

Section No. 11

ADULT TRAINING

The Corporation agrees to make available to The Salvation Army Scout Groups the same facilities of its adult education program as are available to members of the Corporation.

Section No. 12

This agreement may be terminated by either party giving to the other twelve months notice in writing, but otherwise shall remain in force, and it is agreed that this agreement replaces those of April 24, 1937, October 1957, May 9, 1969 and May 1982.

 

 

 

The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters

Scouts Canada

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