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Bylaw: Article II — Members

  1. Categories of Membership - Membership in the Corporation shall be divided into three categories. Persons within such categories are referred to herein individually as a “Member” and collectively as the “Members”. The categories are as follows:

    1. Ordinary Members - Ordinary Members shall be entitled to receive notice of, in the manner set forth in Article III, and attend, but not vote at all meetings of Members. An Ordinary Member shall be any person who subscribes to the mission and principles of the Corporation, who pays the membership and national insurance fee established from time to time by the Board (or has such fees paid for him) and who falls into one of the following categories:

      1. any Youth registered with the Corporation for the purpose of participating in the programs offered by the Corporation;

      2. any person registered with the Corporation providing volunteer services to assist in the administration, development, management, or delivery of the programs offered by the Corporation;

      3. any member of a BP Guild not otherwise registered as an Ordinary Member of the Corporation; and

      4. any employee, as defined in the “Scouts Canada Personnel Policy” of the Corporation.

    2. Honorary Officers and Members - The Voting Members may elect as an Honorary Officer or Honorary Member of the Corporation any person they may deem suitable. The number of Honorary Officers shall not at any time exceed twelve (12).

    3. Voting Members -Voting Members of the Corporation shall be:

      1. three (3) representatives, one of whom must be a Youth Member from each Council, elected annually by each such Council;

      2. the Members of the Board;

      3. one (1) representative from the Salvation Army Scout Association, appointed by such Association;

      4. three (3) representatives from L’Association des Scouts du Canada, appointed by L’Association des Scouts du Canada;

      5. one (1) representative from the Canadian Council of BP Guilds, appointed by the Canadian Council of BP Guilds; and

      6. all Honorary Officers.

    4. The names of all representatives must be submitted to the Chair of the Board care of the National Office by no later than twenty-five (25) days prior to the date of the annual general meeting of Members in each year.

    5. Voting Members, other than Council Voting Representatives, shall serve in such capacity for a one (1) year period commencing on the termination of the annual general meeting of Members immediately following their election or appointment, (or at which they are elected, in the case of members of the Board and Honorary Officers), and ending at the conclusion of the next succeeding annual general meeting of Members.

      Council Voting Representatives shall serve in such capacity for a one (1) year period commencing on the date of their election and shall be deemed to be a Voting Member for all purposes of this By-Law during their tenure as a Council Voting Representative and are entitled to vote as such annual general meetings or special meetings of Members as shall occur during their tenure.

      Where a Council Voting Representative is elected as a member of the Nominating Committee in accordance with this By-Law such person shall remain as a member of the Nominating Committee in like manner as a Voting Member while carrying out the duties of the Nominating Committee.

    6. Voting Members shall be entitled to receive notice of, in the manner set forth in Article III, and attend and vote at all meetings of Members.

  2. Resignation - Any Member may withdraw from the Corporation by delivering a written resignation addressed to the Corporation and delivered to the secretary of the Corporation care of the National Office.

  3. Removal - Any Member may be removed as a Member by the Board and shall be removed as a Member if he is included in the Confidential List maintained pursuant to the provisions of Administrative Procedure No. 3 of the Corporation, as amended from time to time.

  4. Membership Not Transferable - Except as provided in Article III f., the interest of a Member in the Corporation is not, directly or indirectly, transferable.

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