Warrants are issued by I.H.Q. at its discretion, to Scouters of the
(C.C., A.C.C., D.C.C.,
Scouters (D.C.M., D.S.M., D.R.S.L.).
Scouters (G.S.M., C.M., S.M., R.S.L., A.C.M., A.S.M., A.R.S.L.).
Warrants are not issued for:--
Honorary Rank conferred by the C.C. under Rule 97 (5) or by D.C. and
by the C.C. and
by the D.C. and
of appointment for local use in such cases may be obtained if desired from I.H.Q.
(Equipment Dept.) on payment.
Ladies, whilst eligible for Non-executive ranks, may only be recommended
for warrants in connection with the Cub section of the Movement, except in
exceptional circumstances, and particularly as provided in Rules 170 and 232.
A person may not hold more than two warrants, and/or other ranks, unless
he has the time and ability to carry out satisfactorily the duties involved and
in every case subject to the approval of al L.As. and D.Cs. concerned, where the
appointments are in different L.As., and in addition, of the C.Cs. where more
than one County is affected.
Warrants are valid only as made out:--
in the Warrant.
A.C.C., D/\.C.C., and Ak.L., -- for the County
--for the District
--for the Group
Warrants are valid for
the following periods:--
- until 30th September next but one after the date of issue,
Scouters - until 31st December next but one after the date of issue,
Scouters - unlimited,
in every case a warrant becomes ceases to be effective on the holder
discontinuing, or failing to perform, the duties for which it was issued.
Warrants for the rank of C.C. are dealt with by I.H.Q. and no application
Applications for warrants for other ranks of Commissioners are made to
I.H.Q. by the C.C. who will in all cases observe the precautions laid down in
- DISTRICT AND GROUP SCOUTERS
Applications for warrants for District Scouters and Group Scouters must
in the first place be nominated to the
Applications for warrants as District Scouters and Group Scouters must in
the first place be nominated to the
- Controlled Groups
In the case of applications for Scouters of controlled Groups as in Rules
179-180, nomination must be by the Controlling Authority.
- Information of D.C.
of Group Scouters
Applicant s for warrants as Group Scouters must serve a probationary
period of three months in the actual rank for which the warrant is desired.
The L.A. must satisfy itself in every case that the applicant is fully
fitted by character and previous history to be entrusted with the care of the
boys, and has, in particular:--
The necessary qualifications required by the rule relating to the rank in
A full appreciation of the religious and moral aim underlying the scheme
Personal standing and character such as will ensure a good moral
influence and sufficient steadfastness of purpose to carry out the work with
energy and perseverance.
In the case of a Group Scouter, other than G.S.M.., the
The D.C. must in every case satisfy himself independently of the
In view of the responsibility to parents and of the dangers which have
been found to exist, L.As. and D.Cs. must take every precaution to ensure that
no one whose moral character is open in any way to suspicion should be admitted
into the Movement, and they must show no false mercy in any case where such a
person has gained admission.
In all cases, careful inquiry must be made with regard to the applicant's
previous Scout service, if any, and, where a person's antecedents are not fully
When both L.A. and D.C. are satisfied, recommendation is made to I.H.Q.,
on Form G, which must be signed by the nominator, the L.A. Secretary, and the
D.C., and sent to I.H.Q. by the L.A. Secretary, and the D.C., and sent to I.H.Q.
by the L.A. Secretary either direct or, if it be the rule in the County, through
the County Secretary.
Where recommendation is refused on the ground that the person is
undesirable or unfit to have charge of boys, a report must be sent by the L.A.
Secretary to I.H.Q. through the C.C.
Warrants are cancelled by I.H.Q. at its discretion, as follows:--
C.C. - at the sole discretion of I.H.Q.
Other Commissioners - on the recommendation of the C.C.
District and Group Scouters - on the recommendation of the D.C. and
All ranks - on the warrant ceasing to be effective under Rules 60-61, or
by resolution of the Committee of the Council under Rule 27.
In the case of a controlled Group, the controlling Authority is entitled
to be heard by the
After cancellation, a warrant may be returned to the holder by I.H.Q. at
its discretion, provided his service has been satisfactory.
it appears desirable in the interest of the Movement, the
Holder of a warrant may be suspended as follows:--
- by I.H.Q.
- by the C.C.
or Group Scouters - by the D.C. or
Suspension of all Scouters in a
A person thus suspended must, for the time being, surrender his warrant
in accordance with Rule 86, must refrain from participation in any activity
connected with the Movement, and must not wear the uniform or badges.
Any rank or appointment held in the Movement by such a person is to be
considered vacant for the time being. Any
case of difficulty arising from this rule should be referred to I.H.Q.
A C.C. who has suspended any Commissioner in his County must
immediately report the case with full details to I.H.Q.
A D.C. who has suspended any District or Group Scouter under Rule 79
(i) in his district must immediately inform the
Suspension by the D.C. or
Suspension is to be regarded as a purely temporary measure.
After such enquiry as may be required under P.O.R., the suspension must
be withdrawn, or a recommendation for the cancellation of the warrant with a
full report must be forwarded to I.H.Q. by, or through, the C.C., as the case
All warrants remain the property of I.H.Q. and must be returned to the
Secretary at any time on demand without his being called upon to state any
and L.A. procedure
Warrants must otherwise be returned by the holders, whether demand is
made or not, as follows:--
- direct to I.H.Q.
- to the C.C.
and Group Scouters - to the L.A. Secretary or if so directed, to the D.C. or
will in turn, forward the warrant to I.H.Q.
any of the following circumstances:--
On a warrant ceasing to be effective under Rules 60-61.
Where a recommendation for cancellation is made to I.H.Q. under Rule 76.
During any suspension of, or affecting, the holder, under Rule 79, but in
this case the warrant is to be retained by the C.C., D.C., of L.A. Secretary to
whom it is returned, until the matter is determined.
The C.C. on returning a warrant to I.H.Q. for any reason must report the
by L.A. Secretary
If in any question relating to a warrant, the
a Scouter changes his rank in the same Group, or takes up work with another
Group or in another L.A., the case must be treated as a cancellation of the
former warrant, which must be returned for that purpose.
An application for the issue of a new warrant must be made in the
The new address of any Scouter leaving a District should be entered on
Form W by the L.A. Secretary in order that I.H.Q. may be able to inform the D.C.
of the District to which the Scouter is going.
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