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Scouting is a worldwide Movement with nearly 30 million members in 151 countries around the world.

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    • I would add 3 points. SM does not count against the 1/3 limit as long as he/she has been SM for at least the last 12 months. The term is an "adult nomination", which means the Troop Committee nominates adults, they are not elected. Once they are nominated the nominee must be recommended to the Supreme Chief of the FIre (a fancy title for SE) by the Lodge Adult Selection Committee. If the SE approves then nominees become candidates for induction and must go through Ordeal to become members. Lodges vary on how strict they are on the recommendation/approval/process.  Some send all (or almost all) adults through, others control the number more tightly because of the naturally high percentage of Adults to youth and the Lodge's needs. (see #3 below) Per OA bylaws, adults are recommeded based on their ability to server the Lodge/Council and should fulfill some purpose or meet some need (I ama paraphrasing).  So as an adult, you are not on the ballot for election, there is a seperate nominating form for adults.  
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