It's been my impression that RSCDS Branches are in legal fact independent
organizations and NOT really part of the RSCDS in the UK - that the only
connection is a contract with a license by the UK RSCDS to use their name
and logo (assuming that the foreign branches have signed the contract and
sent it back, which quite possibly hasn't happened in all cases) - there's
no LEGAL control, membership, etc. between RSCDS UK and foreign branches.
In other words, visitors to a foreign branch who are injured cannot sue the
RSCDS UK (and/or all it's branches) as part of a suit for damages.
Likewise, if a Branch is behaving in a way that RSCDS UK doesn't like, then
they have no legal right to make them stop (except MAYBE to terminate their
contract and right to use the name). If this has changed or anyone has
additional info, I'd be curious to know.
Dianna L. Shipman
Dianna L. Shipman, P.C., Attorney at Law
PMB 134, 1436 W. Gray
Houston, TX 77019-4946
web page: http://home.att.net/~diannashipman