This is the Constitution as prepared by the members in attendance the founding meeting of SCOUT eh! held under the name CAMP eh! on the weekend of September 24-26, 2004 at Camp Timken, Ontario. The constitution was ratified by a vote of the membership of SCOUT eh! on October 22, 2004. It has been amended on March 22, 2005 and October 30, 2006.

Constitution of the
Scouts Canada Ordinary-member Unity Taskforce Association

  1. Name, Purposes, and Principles
    1. The name of the Association shall be the "Scouts Canada Ordinary-member Unity Taskforce Association", hereafter "SCOUT eh!".
    2. The Purposes of SCOUT eh! shall be to generally promote the betterment of Scouts Canada and in particular:
      1. to transform Scouts Canada into a democratic organization, controlled by the vote of the general membership, and
      2. to ensure that Scouts Canada establishes, maintains, and preserves local stewardship of Scouting properties and resources.
    3. SCOUT eh! shall operate consistent with the Principles of the World Organization of the Scout Movement and, in particular, shall apply the precepts of governance in the WOSM document The Characteristics of Scouting (1998).
    4. SCOUT eh! shall be carried on without purpose of gain for its members, and any profits or other accretions to the organization shall be used solely to promote its objectives. 2005-03-22
  2. Membership
    1. Persons eligible for membership in SCOUT eh! are:
      1. Registered "Ordinary Members" of Scouts Canada, as defined by Scouts Canada By-law 2,
      2. Former "Ordinary Members" of Scouts Canada whose membership has been terminated by administrative fiat provided that a review establishes that the cause for termination does not involve any alleged criminal misconduct or any breach of trust.
      3. "Voting Members" of Scouts Canada who subscribe to the Purposes of SCOUT eh!
    2. A person may be admitted to Associate Membership if formerly registered but not currently registered with Scouts Canada or any other Scouting Organization.
    3. A person may be affiliated with SCOUT eh! as a Friend of SCOUT eh! if they support the Purposes and Principles of SCOUT eh!.
    4. Persons who are Associates or Friends of SCOUT eh! shall not be eligible to vote.
    5. There shall be no membership fee in the SCOUT eh!
    6. Members may support the association by voluntary subscription.
  3. Officers
    1. The officers of SCOUT eh! shall serve without remuneration.
    2. All members of SCOUT eh! 18 years of age or older shall be eligible to vote.
    3. The officers may create By-laws for the better administration of SCOUT eh! but no such By-law shall become effective until ratification by the membership.
    4. The Officers shall be:
      1. the Chair,
      2. the Secretary,
      3. the Treasurer and,
      4. A Council Representative representing each Scouts Canada Council 2006-10-30
    5. Elections for all Officers positions shall be held in November of every even-numbered year. Those elected shall take office on December 1 of the year they are elected. 2006-10-30
      1. The Secretary shall send a Notice of Election to every Member at least 28 days and not more then 35 days prior to the date fixed for voting. 2006-10-30
      2. The Officers shall be elected by ballot of Members in good standing as shown on the register of SCOUT eh! on the date that the Notice of Election is sent. 2006-10-30
    6. The Council Representatives shall be elected by those Members registered within each respective council. 2006-10-30
    7. All officers shall be of the full age of 18 years.
  4. Amendments
    1. An amendment of the constitution may be made by a ballot of two thirds of members casting a ballot upon the amendment. All such amendments shall require notice of not less than 28 days prior to the date fixed for balloting. An exception shall be made in the event of a ballot to reduce the voting age in which case an amendment in the reduction of the voting age may be made by a ballot of fifty percent plus one ballot of the members casting a ballot upon such amendment. 2006-10-30